We are clumsy about lawn maintenance once fall temperature starts dropping. The grass goes on growing until end of winter. It scares me to walk through roughly 2 feet high grass afraid that a snake would sneak on me. Of course that's silly cos there are no snakes in this country. There is hardly a chance to mow with the soil almost always damp. Crazy Wellington weather you see.
So, one day a month ago we contacted this guy who lives 10 houses away after picking up his flyer from the mailbox. He quoted us $100 for our front and back yards. I thought he was crazy! I really did. We asked him to really take a good look and he still held on to his $100 quote firmly.
I just found out a few days ago that the first wave of the yard clean up easily took him 7-8 hours just to get it ready for his 2nd wave 2 weeks later. He didn't accept the $20 tip we offered. I mean he did not only mow the entire 700sqm lawn area, he took out the rubbish too.
He has a full time job and he said that he only does lawn services on the side. But still I think what he did could have easily cost us $500 professionally. There's a catch: Jobs he does for more than $50 needs to be paid in cash so that he can evade tax. I knew something was up with these cheap services! He is a grandfather but he looks so fit and so young. That must be his secret! :)
Here are photos of the beautiful Wellington waterfront that I so love. Even on wet and cold and windy days, there are glorious days (such as in the photos) to look forward to.