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Last post 07-06-2012 10:54 PM by greeder. 6 replies.
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  • 03-07-2012 4:12 PM

    • Brandy
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    Yards and Frugality

    Spring is coming around, are you ready for lawncare?

    How do you keep the costs of lawn and garden maintenance down?

    The Dollar Stretcher Community Manager



  • 03-07-2012 5:16 PM In reply to

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    Brandy:
    How do you keep the costs of lawn and garden maintenance down?
     

    At our house, it's do-it-yourself.  I can't afford lawn care, & even if I could, I don't like the chemicals they use.

  • 03-07-2012 7:34 PM In reply to

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      DH does all the mowing, hedge-trimming, ect.    I keep the gardens simple so they don't need a lot of fussing.   We have used a lawn service, but are going it alone this year ... though we're going to have to spend $$ for re-seeding ...

  • 03-07-2012 7:59 PM In reply to

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    My guys take care of all lawn maintenance. My husband loves to mow the lawn. He says it's relaxing. I take care of my garden.
    Riley
  • 03-07-2012 8:11 PM In reply to

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    I mow... once in a great while I borrow my neighbor's edger.  I take care of the gardens, flower and vegetable.  If I don't do it, it doesn't get done, as it's just me here.
  • 06-17-2012 4:08 PM In reply to

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    I bought a new weed eater. the old one died! Spent $89.on a Ryobi brand. IN the past, we bought Black and Decker. The Ryobi is much better. It will charge the battery in an hour or less. Has a lithium battery.  The Black and Decker would take all day and night to charge.  Worth the money to be. I have a large area that cant cut with the lawn mower. Babs
    Officially recognized Stretchpert in Prayer Circle
  • 07-06-2012 10:54 PM In reply to

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     Whoops! And there it goes...

    The biggest lawn care expense is the lawn mower.  Here's the thing.  A perfect lawn is expensive.  You can save a lot of money If you can live with a less than perfect lawn.So my lawn has a few weeds, and bare spots.

    But the costs of maintaining the lawn are well worth having the yard in the first place.

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