We have discussed back and forth for several months whether we wanted to pay someone to mow our lawn, or if we wanted to buy a lawn tractor. This house came with five acres, so it is no small job to keep all that grass cut. Last year when we were gone to Arizona, we paid a neighbor $100 a month to do the job. Of course, we weren’t here to see if they actually DID mow the lawn twice a month or not, but they said they did and when we got back it looked ok.
Those neighbors moved over the winter, so we were looking for someone else to do it. When the landscaper came out, he started out saying it was a “$100 yard”, and needed to be cut twice a month at least. So, he was actually talking about $200 a month. After talking with that guy, we felt that we would be better off just buying a lawn tractor and do it ourselves, and by ourselves, I mean Fabgrandpa will be doing it.
Off we went to Home Depot. There were several brands of lawn tractors sitting out there in front. It was really hard to decide which one to get. Fabgrandpa settled on a Cub Cadet 46″ 22 HP Lawn Tractor. It is huge, but it gets the job done, and won’t be worn out in a year doing a 5 acre yard.
He has spent the last couple of days pruning trees and crepe myrtles so that he won’t have duck his head when he’s out there mowing. He is almost to the point where he can just go out and mow. But to tell you the truth, he is loving every minute of it. I just wish I could be out there helping him.