Not long after I moved into my previous house, a friendly neighbor came over to welcome me to the block. Amidst advice on local stores and restaurants, he pointed out that my front lawn wasn’t up to the neighborhood standards – in fact, it was mostly brown and barren. I needed green grass.
Wanting to keep up with the Jones’, I hired a landscaper who produced incredibly detailed designs, brought in a wide variety of equipment, and kept my front yard in shambles for three weeks. When he was done, I had lawn, hedges, flowers and a bill much higher than I had expected. But I had a yard to make the neighbors proud.
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