I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for TruGreen. I received a promotional item as a thank you for participating.
From a very young age the importance of curb appeal and landscape management were impressed upon me. The house I grew up in sits on a hill and the driveway wraps around it (up one side, down the other). The driveway isn’t quite a quarter-mile long, but it’s probably close. So between the area in front of the house between the driveways, the area on either side of the house, and the area behind it – we had a lot of lawn.
As soon as I was old enough to be trusted to drive the riding lawn mower without a) cutting off my foot and b) cutting too many corners, it was deemed my task to cut the grass on the weekends. As a middle school girl, it wasn’t exactly my idea of fun; nor was trimming the grass – with a spring-loaded hand trimmer! hello, blisters – around dozens of trees that lined part of our property.