Green, Green Grass

Up until recently, we lived next door to an abandoned house. The prior owners didn't abandon it. Actually, it was the builder and the bank. It was terrible. In the summer, the grass was taller than I am (now granted, I am short — but still, taller than me). When we would take the kids for a walk around the block, we would actually have to carry them through the jungle that was taking over the sidewalk in front of their house. It was obvious that a landscaping company had not been called to take care of the mess. How did that effect our lawn care? Well, we ended up with a ton of weeds in our yard, since nobody took care of theirs. Being next door, the seeds just worked their way over. At times, it seemed like we had more dandelions than we had grass. All I can say is thank goodness for company like TruGreen. They step in and take care of problem like we had. My neighbor across the street uses them and only has good things to say! Nothing is worse than when you take care of your lawn, and you start have problems because of your crappy neighbors. (That being said, we actually have a new neighbor now, and they are really nice. They also take care of the grass).

How do you keep your grass nice? Do you use a service or do you take care of it yourself?

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Lisa Martin

In April 2006, Lisa began blogging to stay connected with distant relatives and friends. As she delved into blogging, she discovered the potential to assist others by sharing her experiences. Lisa has actively engaged in numerous exclusive media ventures. Notable among these are her participation in events such as the Sony Mommy Bloggers Event, the Pampers Mommy Bloggers Event, the Epson Event in Chicago, the Stouffers Event, a memorable yacht excursion with Lands End, collaborations with 1-800-Baskets, an exclusive tour for bloggers by Mrs. Prindable’s, partnerships with Hallmark, PopCap games, Chicago Cubs Mastercard Priceless Events, and Rug Doctor. In addition, she has collaborated with Nutrisystem on a weight loss initiative, teamed up with Buick and Chevy, and served as a brand ambassador for Sprint. Lisa's collaboration portfolio also extends to Disney, where she has participated in press trips for significant movies such as Frozen, Guardians of the Galaxy, McFarland USA, The Good Dinosaur, The BFG, and Cars 3. Notably, for projects like Frozen, The BFG, and Cars 3, she was granted the privilege of walking the red carpet and conducting interviews with celebrities. The impact of Lisa's blog has gained recognition, with The New York Times referencing her content. Moreover, she has been featured in interviews by respected publications such as the Southtown Star, The Chicago Sun Times, and inside.

This Post Has 10 Comments

  1. Cindi @ Moomette&#03

    My town has rules against unkept property.

    1. Lisa

      So does mine. The city didn't want to pay to have it removed either which is why it got as bad as it did. The owners left the country and basically nobody owned it for over a year. It was a really bad situation overall.

  2. Winter

    We have yucky grass but we keep it mowed. We have mostly weeds as we live on top of a gravel pit. Our neighborhood although nice doesn't have manicured lawns, plus we have wooded areas.

  3. ConnieFoggles

    I have a jack of all trades husband. Granted he uses a riding mower, but it's still a tough job. Foreclosures here are killing us with unkempt lawns too.

  4. Jennifer

    My landlady takes care of that for us but the house next door is so ragged looking

  5. maria

    We hired a "lawn boy" (he is 16) last year and the grass is in great shape. It is green and lush in the summer. I guess just from cutting because we do nothing else to it.

  6. deadale

    we would prefer to the lawn on our own, its fun doing that actually..

    glad that you finally have new neighbors, and hope that one stays for good huh?! 😀

  7. sandy

    You must hop over to my blog and see a similar post I did with pictures of said dandelions. I got some nasty comments back, people seem to think I was being too critical of my bad neighbor; so I sooooooooo relate to your plight. People's actions do affect their neighbors and so these types of things are your business, your concern, and they are most irritating. We do our own lawn, we weed, we mow, we trim etc.


    The blog is my persona blog, Sandy's Space, and the post is titled, Chemcials needed, lots of them.

    Will try to post link here; but I find based on some blog settings it often doesn't work.


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