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Just a general grumble rather than anything else...
Trying to source someone to mow my lawn, which is the whole of 6 feet by 4, for less than £30 has become rather fruitless. Neighbours said they knew someone who would do it for some cider and a cuppa tea, hasn't gotten in touch, the cheapest push mower I can find is over £30, and seems pointless for such a tiny lawn, and I have nowhere to store it anyway!
It seems so silly that I've gotten everything looking so nice, when I have lawn covered in daisies and dandilions, and it long and unsightly...
I've also asked on local facebook groups and freecycle!
I think I'm destined to make this trip to argos for this push mower at the end of the month and pray nobody pinches it from the front or keep it in the boot of the car!
Such as life hey?
SPea - you'd think a neighbour would offer to cut it when they do theirs.
That's what I'd do if I was your neighbour.
Fairygirl wrote (see)
SPea - you'd think a neighbour would offer to cut it when they do theirs. That's what I'd do if I was your neighbour.
Me too, how about buying a little strimmer.
6x4 feet, maybe a pair of shears
I was thinking shears too. Or what about changing it for alternative lawn eg chamomile, thyme.
I'd dig it up and plant flowers instead
It wouldn't take long to cut it by hand with a pair of garden shears, if your legs and back are still of the bendy variety - I used to cut a little lawn like this - bit past it now
Or as I've said elsewhere, Auctioneers' Deadstock Sales can be sources of good second hand gardening equipment - and it's free entertainment and usually a cheap cuppa and a bun can be had
What area are you in SP?
Good idea, not worth the hassle
You'd only need 4 3'x2' paving slabs to cover that if you want somewhere to put your chair
I think I'd plant something else instead and not bother with the grass if it's such a tiny area. Depending on what else you already have and what style you like - you could have a trendy urban jungle, a little haven for wildlife with lots of bee and butterfly friendly plants or a geometric knot garden with box and architectural evergreens. If you still want grass - you could make some little turf topped boxes which double as seats. They can be clipped with shears.
The world's your lobster - as Del boy would say
What about those free wildflower seeds we all sent for the other night?
Local auction - or local kids kids they will use there parents mower for a bit of pocket money
There are some very cheap shears on ebay, 5.95 post free.
So far I've found a lady who can do it at the weekend for £10, and a lawnmower ten miles away in Malvern for £5, I've asked if she could maybe deliver for a fee or meet me at her local station. It's a small Flymo Minimo, which means nothing to me, it looks quite old though, but so long as it does my lawn once a month for a little while I'm happy!
My thoughts are that if I was the landlord I'd think it was in my interest to provide a cheap lawnmower.
You'd think Dovefromabove, but this house came with nothing in it, so I don't think he'd be interested in providing anything for the outside of it! In fact in all the houses I've lived in, throughout my life, my parents rented too, they've always had to buy their own lawnmower.
SweetPea93, head to Wilkinsons if you have one locally, they have so many gardening tools etc right now and at really low prices. OK they're not going to be the best of the best but they'll be a fraction of the prices that you've seen so far and you'll find something that will help you for sure.