Weekly Roundup: Expensive Landscaping Edition

My wife and I really enjoy having a well kept yard. We enjoy a yard where the grass is mowed, the beds are neatly arranged, the flowers are pruned and orderly, and the beds are freshly mulched each spring. This is a priority for us, and we have built money into our budget to pay for these expenses every year. The biggest expense in maintaining a well kept yard though, is time!

I often do not feel like working in our yard in the evenings when I come home, and I find myself running through blog post ideas as I am mowing our grass. I am great at multi-tasking, but there has to be a balance. A person can only do so many things in one day.

In the end, it comes down to priorities. My wife and I have decided that we are ok to let our yard slip a bit to focus on more income generating tasks (like blogging, and our side businesses). We also enjoy these things, and the freedom/money these extra activities affords us more than compensates for never winning another “yard of the month” sign again…

Here is what went on at Money for College Project as well as with my Yakezie friends. Enjoy!

Money for College Project


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Yakezie Friends


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11 thoughts on “Weekly Roundup: Expensive Landscaping Edition

  1. Matt Becker

    Thanks for the shout out! I haven’t owned a home yet so I really haven’t gotten into yard work. I feel like it’s one of those things that I’ll probably never really look forward to doing, but I’ll want it done well and at least being outside will be nice. But I definitely get wanting to focus on other things too, especially when those other things might make you money.
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