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dh doesn't do the lawn any more

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barbie007 · 23/04/2011 20:58

We bought an electric lawnmover last year as our petrol one broke.

I could never start the petrol one, but this one's guess who does the lawn now! Today he sat watching the football whilst I did it all. He shows no interest in keeping the garden tidy.He has not mowed the lawn once this year and tbh he probably only did it once last year. Winds me up so much. Any ideas?

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GreenEyesandHam · 23/04/2011 21:06

"You don't bring me flowers..."

FabbyChic · 23/04/2011 21:10

Turn the TV off when he puts the football on and say after the lawn is mown?

Mind you I love mowing the lawn I love the smell of freshly cut grass.


kansasmum · 23/04/2011 21:11

Are you married to my husband?! he is threatening my garden with concrete or wants to waste money on paying someone to do it! He broke the mower yesterday(well it blew up- lots of smoke and a big bang- don't think he did it on purpose...!) so I had to mow the grass with the v. heavy petrol mower. he begrudgingly mowed the front lawn today.

You have my sympathy cos my dh doesn't do gardening or DIY but he is good in other ways.
It does wind me up a bit cos he agreed the garden wasn't too big when we bought the house but now moans endlessly about it!


washnomore · 23/04/2011 21:17

Ooh give him a boot up the arse, after all, it's a bloke's job, innit?


RatherBeOnThePiste · 23/04/2011 21:17

Are you being serious?!
DH never cuts the grass or does any gardening. I'm not sure why it should be your DH's job?!


AgentZigzag · 23/04/2011 21:18

Don't be doing it yourself is the sensible advice.

Once you start mowing it it becomes 'Your Job'.

Put up with the lawn being messy and get across to him how Sad it makes you feel to see it in such a state.

General moping about, a few crocodile tears, stare in a melancholy way out of the window remembering the lawn it once was.

It's the only way.


Thingumy · 23/04/2011 21:19

I cut the grass as I find it therapeutic.

Dh strims as I hate the petrol strimmer and can never get it started.

Why does it wind you up? Sounds like your dh isn't into gardening .You can't make him like it.


LadyLapsang · 23/04/2011 21:37

I suppose it depends on the general division of labour in and out of the home - don't think mowing a lawn is a hard job.


peeriebear · 23/04/2011 21:38

I like mowing the lawn. It's my mower, I bought it, when it broke I fixed it. DH would do it if I asked though.


HollyBollyBooBoo · 23/04/2011 21:40

Well maybe you should no longer do his cooking/washing/ironing (delete as appropriate).


CarGirl · 23/04/2011 21:41

dh won't let me use the lawn mower (he's seen me use a floor sander), however after me getting him fed up of cutting it on average twice per year we now have a gardner - tiny lawn so inexpensive, no more storing a mower, no mower paying to dispose of the cut grass!


MaureenMLove · 23/04/2011 21:46

I always cut the grass! It's my job. DH stated when we moved to a house, that if I wanted a big garden, I would be responsible for it.

On the up side, I don't do any cooking, that's his job and for about 5 months of the year, I don't have to cut the grass, so that suits me! Grin


Thingumy · 23/04/2011 21:50

Let's hear your dh's good points OP.

DH never cleans the toliet but is domesticated in other areas.

I never put the bins out as I'm a lazy cow,he doesn't get cross though.

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