We have been doing a lot of yard work lately. One of the big surprises in home ownership has been the amount of yard work needed to actually make a yard look halfway decent.
Today we hit a new level of ah ha. All of our neighbors have pristine lawns while we are under a dandelion hostile takeover. Let's just say the property lines are color coded.
Upon the recommendations of our neighbors, we are hiring a lawn service. I know it's elitist sounding. . . but once I started calling around, it's surprisingly affordable if you go with a base plan. I am feeling really conflicted about this splurge and whether or not it's needed. But I realized that I took an entire week off of work this spring to make sure that I wasn't constantly behind like we were last year and now two weeks later our lawn looks like it could be a study on heterogeneity. And frankly, I am not fired up about the idea of pulling weeds two evenings a week. Because that's what we are doing now. And. It's.Only. May. The theme of the year was GUSTO (all caps) not TEDIUM (all caps.) And frankly, I am willing to pay 200 bucks to get two evenings a week back.
So this is defeat. . . hopefully this will keep the neighbors from glaring at us when they drive by.
I will post more pictures of our lawn and the steps we are taking to streamline for more quality GUSTO'ing time