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Old 10-12-2017, 05:07 PM
 
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Men who prefer to do weekend mowing and yardwork as opposed to setting a romantic mood are men who don't love their wives anymore.
If restricted to weekend mowing and wooing they probably aren't retired. One of the joys of retirement is the time to it all. Often when retired men or woman are in the yard and their spouse isn't they may be inside busy on something else.
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Old 10-12-2017, 06:11 PM
 
Location: S.W. Florida
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For me, a well manicured lawn says I care about my property. Iím not obsessive about it, but I mow and trim at least once a week. My mower is set at the next to highest blade setting in order to get the best cut and minimize weed growth from cutting it too short. Mowing is done at a 45 deg angle because I like the way it looks that way. I also pull weeds and whatever else needs done.

Come to think of it, all of this sounds very obsessive. Nah!!!
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Old 10-12-2017, 08:44 PM
 
Location: Around and about
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Nice way to pick up wimmen if ya got the bod to show off.
Speedo and shirtless.
Hubba Hubba!
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Old 10-12-2017, 10:21 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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One of the selling points for Las Vegas was no yard work! I maintained an acre and shoveled a triple drive for years and what a waste of time!
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Old 10-12-2017, 11:33 PM
 
Location: New Mexico
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I happily moved to where I haven't heard a lawnmower in four years. My former neighbor mowed twice a week and it was very annoying after a few years. I enjoy the quiet.
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Old 10-13-2017, 05:27 AM
 
Location: Central Massachusetts
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If restricted to weekend mowing and wooing they probably aren't retired. One of the joys of retirement is the time to it all. Often when retired men or woman are in the yard and their spouse isn't they may be inside busy on something else.
Absolutely!

Now that DW is retired we can both start taking care of the yard and the inside of the house.
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Old 10-13-2017, 05:54 AM
 
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I happily moved to where I haven't heard a lawnmower in four years. My former neighbor mowed twice a week and it was very annoying after a few years. I enjoy the quiet.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=beXPpObKWFo
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Old 10-13-2017, 06:12 AM
 
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My husband's parents made him mow the lawn as a teen. When we married, he said he'd never mow a lawn again...and he didn't.
My dad was a cheapskate. As a kid I had to mow the grass every week with a push mower. I finally broke it and my dad was pissed so to "show me" he bought a new self propelled mower and cut the grass himself. Not sure WTF he was thinking but I didn't have to mow any more! As an adult, I mowed grass at my first house for one year and then hired a guy for $50 a month. I currently pay $125 and absolutely could not be bothered owning another mower/trimmer/edger in my lifetime.
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Old 10-13-2017, 08:05 AM
 
Location: Vermont
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not sure where you live but where i used to live in NJ this was the social normal. it is not acceptable for a dead leaf to be on the ground unless it was blown to the curb with a 2 stroke leafblower. thankfully i no longer live there.
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Old 10-13-2017, 08:52 AM
 
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I prefer moss lawns. No maintenance and no bald spot on the lawn. They fill up nicely.



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