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Old 10-23-2012, 09:43 AM
 
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actually lawn work is a lot of fun...planting flowers, cutting your grass...and its good exercise.
For some people, yes. Others despise it. I'm in a neighborhood where lawn maintenance is taken care of, and I couldn't be happier. Nothing worse than going out on a July day to cut grass.
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Old 10-23-2012, 09:46 AM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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For some people, yes. Others despise it. I'm in a neighborhood where lawn maintenance is taken care of, and I couldn't be happier. Nothing worse than going out on a July day to cut grass.
Its called pride in ownership. And everyone wonders what happened to Americans working hard.
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Old 10-23-2012, 11:31 AM
 
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Since lawns were invented, nobody has really ever wanted to mow them besides husbands trying to find another way to get away from their wives and kids for a few hours.
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Old 10-23-2012, 12:52 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Its called pride in ownership. And everyone wonders what happened to Americans working hard.
Pride in ownership is reflected in many ways that have nothing to do with having a large yard. In the UK where most housing lots are small-to-nonexistent, you'll see beautiful well-tended flowers in window boxes and pots. Other people show pride of ownership by keeping their homes maintained and up to date.

I used to love gardening, including raking leaves and mowing...until I moved to the South. The absolute last thing I want to do in 90-degree+ weather is go outside and pull weeds or mow the grass. Now I grow herbs and veggies in EarthBoxes on my deck, which are much lower maintenance.

I love having lots of space between me and my neighbors (that's the #1 selling point for a large lot, for me), but I can't figure out the fascination with lawns. Unless you have big, active dogs or many children, all that grass is pretty much useless, and it's expensive to keep up. It makes a lot more sense to use that space for food gardens and livestock, but now I'm heading wayyy off topic.
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Old 10-23-2012, 01:33 PM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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Now I grow herbs and veggies in EarthBoxes on my deck, which are much lower maintenance.
Everyone is entitled to do what they want with their home and yard. That is a great idea and allows you to have fresh vegetables and herbs.
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I used to love gardening, including raking leaves and mowing...until I moved to the South. The absolute last thing I want to do in 90-degree+ weather is go outside and pull weeds or mow the grass.
Its really not that hot in Atlanta, go to the Gulf coast or South Florida.
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Old 10-23-2012, 01:42 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Its really not that hot in Atlanta, go to the Gulf coast or South Florida.
This is entirely subjective.
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Old 10-23-2012, 02:41 PM
 
Location: Mableton, GA USA (NW Atlanta suburb, 4 miles OTP)
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actually lawn work is a lot of fun...planting flowers, cutting your grass...and its good exercise.
I wish I only had to do it when I was in the mood, but the fescue grass doesn't stop growing...
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Old 10-23-2012, 03:36 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Anyone have any good suggestions for finding rentals down in College Park / East Point / Hapeville area? I have been looking for awhile using craigslist, trulia, and zillow and I am not in love with what I am finding. I understand crime is an issue there...

Also, any ideas on a good place to look for temp sublets? I look on CL and there is not a whole lot there. I may be coming up on a deadline quickly and I wouldn't mind a short term rental for 3-6 months.
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