Mowing Therapy
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Mowing Therapy (by Q [NE]) Apr 16, 2017 7:12 AM
       Mowing Therapy (by 1Gr81 [NC]) Apr 16, 2017 7:26 AM
       Mowing Therapy (by RathdrumGal [ID]) Apr 16, 2017 7:36 AM
       Mowing Therapy (by Robert,OntarioCanada [ON]) Apr 16, 2017 7:41 AM
       Mowing Therapy (by C&J [CO]) Apr 16, 2017 8:03 AM
       Mowing Therapy (by AllyM [NJ]) Apr 16, 2017 8:10 AM
       Mowing Therapy (by Q [NE]) Apr 16, 2017 8:21 AM
       Mowing Therapy (by NE [PA]) Apr 16, 2017 8:22 AM
       Mowing Therapy (by Amy [MO]) Apr 16, 2017 10:13 AM
       Mowing Therapy (by Mandy [KY]) Apr 16, 2017 6:18 PM
       Mowing Therapy (by Janet [KY]) Apr 16, 2017 6:34 PM
       Mowing Therapy (by Smokowna [MD]) Apr 16, 2017 7:13 PM
       Mowing Therapy (by Barb [MO]) Apr 16, 2017 7:26 PM
       Mowing Therapy (by Homer [TX]) Apr 16, 2017 8:00 PM
       Mowing Therapy (by Andrew, Canada [ON]) Apr 17, 2017 3:38 AM
       Mowing Therapy (by Steve [MA]) Apr 17, 2017 4:24 AM
       Mowing Therapy (by Wilma [PA]) Apr 17, 2017 8:04 AM
       Mowing Therapy (by Blue [IL]) Apr 17, 2017 4:35 PM
       Mowing Therapy (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Apr 17, 2017 5:23 PM
       Mowing Therapy (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Apr 17, 2017 9:29 PM
       Mowing Therapy (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Apr 18, 2017 7:32 PM
       Mowing Therapy (by Hollis [MA]) Apr 22, 2017 6:28 AM

Mowing Therapy (by Q [NE]) Posted on: Apr 16, 2017 7:12 AM

My mowing season started yesterday. I mow 3 yards every weekend throughout the spring and summer. I mow my personal home and my 2 multi-units and I consider this my therapy time. I really enjoy mowing and the time alone to reflect and think. I also get satisfaction when I'm done and the properties look great as I drive away.

Do you mow your multi-units or hire it done?

Q-Out. --70.198.xx.xx

Mowing Therapy (by 1Gr81 [NC]) Posted on: Apr 16, 2017 7:26 AM

No, no, no! Mowing is not therapy!! Lol. :) I too get a sense of pride when a yard is completed and the smell of fresh cut grass fills my nose while the ringing of the leaf blower still rings in my ear.....but therapy?? My therapy requires a body of water and no physical labor for 4 days. :)

Mowing Therapy (by RathdrumGal [ID]) Posted on: Apr 16, 2017 7:36 AM

We mow our multi. Easy with a self propelled mower.

Our goats and sheep take care of the mowing,fertilizing, and pruning on our farm.

Mowing Therapy (by Robert,OntarioCanada [ON]) Posted on: Apr 16, 2017 7:41 AM

Here it usually till the middle of June where it is warm enough for grass to grow. So in the meantime will focus on other repairs.

Mowing Therapy (by C&J [CO]) Posted on: Apr 16, 2017 8:03 AM

we only have 2 SFH and each resident is required to do lawn care. 1 tenant is good, other tenant will have lawn care added to lease at renewal, and the rent increase to go along with it.

Mowing Therapy (by AllyM [NJ]) Posted on: Apr 16, 2017 8:10 AM

I mowed at ten buildings after my mom passed and the state of NJ charged me 37 K inheritance tax thanks to Gov. MCGreevey who "came out" on live tv.

I saved a ton of money You are saving a ton of money besides enjoying it. I liked mowing but it's all I got done in the summer months as it took so much energy. I am a 5 ft 4 small boned woman. I used a light plastic electric with a cord. I could move that from place to place easily.

Mowing Therapy (by Q [NE]) Posted on: Apr 16, 2017 8:21 AM

10 properties is a little much. I mow 3 and I have a 14 ft dump trailer, John Deere rider, trimmers, blowers, pruners and everything I need to make the job easy.

Q-Out --70.198.xx.xx

Mowing Therapy (by NE [PA]) Posted on: Apr 16, 2017 8:22 AM

Not if I can help it. Rentals no. Personal yes for now.

Mowing Therapy (by Amy [MO]) Posted on: Apr 16, 2017 10:13 AM

Rentals hubby mows sometimes. I don't think he enjoys it because he has to watch his back. Our house, our son and daughter do it. BUT, when my kids were little and more needy, I loved mowing. I still enjoy it. It tunes out everything, it's productive and STAYS DONE for more than 5 minutes!

Mowing Therapy (by Mandy [KY]) Posted on: Apr 16, 2017 6:18 PM

I'm with you Amy! I consider it a vacation from being mommy.

Mowing Therapy (by Janet [KY]) Posted on: Apr 16, 2017 6:34 PM

My mowing is a sense of pride + therapy. Yes I mow the

rental because I don't trust a tenant to do it and do it

right. When it gets into the 98 - 100 degree temps in

July or August I do sometimes hire the weed eating

of the yards done for a couple of times. Once when I

had a PITA male tenant 60 yr old, I had to hire the

yards mowed things got so bad with him, I couldn't even

get in the yard up there with out him throwing a fit.

Mowing Therapy (by Smokowna [MD]) Posted on: Apr 16, 2017 7:13 PM

I own Wright Stander 42, two Lesco 54s, two Scag 48, one 36, an Exmark 36, a Honda Harmony 30, and a FerrisIS61.

I don't allow teni to cut their own grass.

Cutting grass is fun.

Mowing Therapy (by Barb [MO]) Posted on: Apr 16, 2017 7:26 PM

I stopped mowing last year when I had ankle surgery. Went ahead and hired this year so far. I don't have time to mow. Didn't mind riding the mower around, but I hate weed eating --66.87.xx.xx

Mowing Therapy (by Homer [TX]) Posted on: Apr 16, 2017 8:00 PM

I too enjoy mowing. I do my acre, my acre rental next door, my daughters house, my mother in laws house, and any vacancy that comes up. It's good exercise and like you said Q, helps clear the mind

Mowing Therapy (by Andrew, Canada [ON]) Posted on: Apr 17, 2017 3:38 AM

I have to mkw numerous lawns. The rentals dont have enkugh cash flow to pay others to do it.

And its not just mowing. After the winter the lawns need to be raked of the fallen sticks and leaves and thatch has to be removed. Racking is tough on my shoulders, when there are many hours to be done. The lawns need to be fertilled spring and fall. In the spring the grass needed to be cut twice a week, but in the summer, they need to be watered or they WILL die and be filled with weeds......its hardly therapeutic.

Mowing Therapy (by Steve [MA]) Posted on: Apr 17, 2017 4:24 AM

One of my neighbors prefers to use his old style push lawn mower to keep his personal lawn (approximately 4,500 SF)looking like a putting green. This is the type of mower that has a grass catcher on the back & is human powered. He just enjoys the peace & quiet of a non motorized mower. I did notice that when he reached his mid 70's he put away his manual grass shears & started using an electric grass trimmer for the edges.

Mowing Therapy (by Wilma [PA]) Posted on: Apr 17, 2017 8:04 AM

We had a tenant in a sfh leave a couple of weeks ago on a 15 day trip, while temps were still unseasonably low. While at the property on Friday, hubby noticed that the grass had shot up in the warmer temps since then.

This tenant, like Steve(MA)'s neighbor, likes his reel mower. But the tenant would have had a tough time in some spots, and would have had to rake nearly all of it. As he is a rare gem of a tenant, my hubby loaded up the garden tractor with the turbo bagger and took care of it for him before he returned on Saturday.

I think hubby uses mowing for therapy too - he has pretty much taken over at home since retiring (makes me happy, I'm too much of a flyweight in the seat, and every time I hit a bump, the tractor backfires).

Mowing Therapy (by Blue [IL]) Posted on: Apr 17, 2017 4:35 PM

I used to love doing our own house. And the single-family houses used to do their own. This year I am paying to have them all done. I am tired of getting on the tenants about keeping the yard up. They just won't do it. Not to my satisfaction anyway!

All of this is due to my back surgery two years ago. It's very very expensive not doing your own work I will say that. --66.87.xx.xx

Mowing Therapy (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Posted on: Apr 17, 2017 5:23 PM

Where I agree mowing is therapy......that doesn't mean I like it. It is an excellent stress reliever and good exercise but doesn't mean I like it

It means the Start the neighborhood lawn mower wars.

Mowing Therapy (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Posted on: Apr 17, 2017 9:29 PM


No way!

I get a great sense of pride seeing a freshly cut lawn that I DELEGATED. It was cut and looks great while I was FREE!!!

My mowing guy makes $10 after fuel, mileage, repairs...

I cannot afford to stop and mow.


Mowing Therapy (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Posted on: Apr 18, 2017 7:32 PM

PS if I need relaxation therapy, Wifey and I go out to lunch, or I watch a movie, or go for a walk, or goof off here!


Mowing Therapy (by Hollis [MA]) Posted on: Apr 22, 2017 6:28 AM

I totally agree w/Brad. note that I feel that I have paid my dues,..tens of thousands of lawn mowing hours,,,I started mowing neighborhood lawns starting around 12 years old (before that, my parents large lawn and Grandparents lawn . Always had about a dozen lawns,..if we had a rainy week I was in trouble,..All with a gas powered but push mower,..

Also did it for years at my rental properties.Did it for free for some elderly people.

One day I considered what a waste it was for me to do this.

Now I hire out all my properties, and my own (same with snow. I don't have time for such low productive work,at least thats how I feel about it,...Exercise? Tennis, rowing, hiking and biking,..other things NOT considered exercise but therapeutic to me,..Lake and stream fly fishing,..lts of hobbies that I wish I had more time for but at least these are not put off by grass mowing. I find them more therapeutic than mowing...

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