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Old 05-18-2009, 02:33 PM
 
Location: Huntsville
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We're new to Hampton Cove and need someone reasonable to trim bushes, pull weeds in garden areas, plant flowers, trim trees - minor yard stuff. Any recommendations? I saw a flyer from a UAH student a while back but of course can't find it now. Thanks ever so!
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Old 05-18-2009, 02:35 PM
 
Location: South GA
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Hey! Let me know too! I live in Hartselle and am having a really hard time finding anyone to do the same type of work.
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Old 05-18-2009, 04:03 PM
 
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I have unconfirmed info that the "market rate" for yard work ranges from $30 ~ $35 each time (mow, trim, etc.)
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Old 05-18-2009, 04:16 PM
 
Location: South GA
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We paid a guy $45 to just weed-eat and mow - about 1/2-3/4 of an acre. He says the drive is too far for him to do our yard anymore. I am wanting to find someone to keep up the yard - including weeding the flower beds - what few there are. Really basic stuff. Called 3 different guys, and he was the only one interested or even bothered showing up.
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Old 05-18-2009, 07:20 PM
 
Location: Fly-over country.
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Any thought to gearing up and doing it yourself? That's one of the main reasons we moved "down south" and purchased a home with a 1 acre + lot. Unless it's a medical reason (understandable, of course) there's much to be said for DIY yard work. I guess making time for it is the hardest part

I know a few folks at work have husbands or older sons who have a landscaping gig. Maybe check around work?
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Old 05-18-2009, 07:34 PM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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Any thought to gearing up and doing it yourself?

Most people don't have time to push a lawnmower over their yards. It makes more sense to pay someone $60-$100 a month to mow the yard to free up the time to pay $50 a month to walk on a treadmill at a gym.
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Old 05-18-2009, 07:48 PM
 
Location: Fly-over country.
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Thanks Charles. I never was good at math
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Old 05-18-2009, 08:12 PM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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Back to the original poster....we are having a hard time getting a hold of the guy who said he'd plant 12 bushes for $100. (I gave his contact info to two CD posters via DM. Maybe he is making more money off them and is blowing me off.)

I guess it is the time of the year...everyone wants yard work done.
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Old 05-18-2009, 08:56 PM
 
Location: South GA
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Any thought to gearing up and doing it yourself? That's one of the main reasons we moved "down south" and purchased a home with a 1 acre + lot. Unless it's a medical reason (understandable, of course) there's much to be said for DIY yard work. I guess making time for it is the hardest part
Actually, I have an inoperable disability back thing that makes DIY impossible anymore - howevermuch I wish I could. DH worked 70 hours at least last week soooo....I guess that is the reason I am still looking for someone to help with our yard. Once apon a time, I did "gear" up and do it myself - that is the way I was raised "down south" my entire life, however, it is now simply an impossiblity.
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Old 05-18-2009, 09:03 PM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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I am still looking for someone to help with our yard.
try this in Craigslist...I saw some yard people in there...

huntsville labor & moving classifieds - craigslist
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