Beyond the Green Screen: There’s Not a Mowing Fairy?

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I was given the keys to my new place Friday night. My new landlord was kind enough to give me the keys so that I could begin cleaning and painting before I officially move in next month. I signed a lease, checked for any minor damages on the property and went over the house rules.

One of the rules stated that the yard had to be kept up and mowed. That’s a very reasonable request and I wouldn’t have it any other way. In fact, I’m looking forward to being able to mow the yard in the summer. I love the warm weather and just enjoy being outside this time of the year.

When my boyfriend asked how often the grass typically needed to be cut the landlord had told us about once or twice a week depending on rainfall. What?!

I’ve never cut the grass a day in my life. My boyfriend promised and didn’t need much convincing that he would teach me how to do it. Once or twice a week though? I had never realized that’s how often grass was cut. I don’t even want to think about what it will be like to shovel snow out of the driveway come winter. How does anyone do it?!