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I like the summer months because I enjoy the sunshine and nice weather, but one thing I can't stand, is getting the lawn mower out to cut the grass every other weekend. I simply cringe when it's that time again!
Cutting the grass has definitely got to be my worst nightmare because the damn stuff just grows so quickly. You get the lawnmower out on a Saturday morning along with all the other sad suburban people. You walk up and down for half an hour with this thing chewing up the turf, punctuated with little diversions as you come across a stone you didn't spot earlier, or to change yet another blade! If you're lucky enough to own the model with a grass, collection box, then you may make several trips to empty it.
They're never quite big enough are they? If you have the basic lawnmower then there's a bit of raking to do afterwards. I think that lawn maintenance is really a load of hassle that a person could well do without on a day of work that is supposed to be for rest and relaxation.
some people love gardening...
I know some people love gardening and can potter around for hours out there weeding, cutting, clipping, digging and doing all sorts of green things. It's not for me though, I'd rather be doing something more interesting. However, you can't escape it because it wouldn't do to let the grass grow would it? What would the neighbours say? There would be complaints to the council about that jungle next door. Don't get me wrong, I actually enjoy having a cut lawn and wouldn't really want to let it go wild; its just that I hate having to cut it all the time and I can't afford to buy a remote control lawnmower. That would be nice though... So much better than the Astro-Turf solution! Mind you, I think maybe my next door neighbour has the right solution, he gets his kid to do it!
On the subject of lawnmowers, what's up with the rubbish they make these days? You either get the thirty to forty quid hover power thing that eats up blades like they are going out of fashion, or you fork out for an expensive petrol one that does lovely stripes but costs a fortune to service (apparently). I can't really comment on the latter because I've never owned one. However, a friend of mine had one and it cost a small fortune to have it repaired and serviced. He said that it would have been cheaper to buy a new one.