corsasport.co.uk
 

Corsa Sport » Message Board » Off Day » House Day » Grass

Combe Tickets


New Topic

New Poll
  <<  1    2    3  >> Subscribe | Add to Favourites

You are not logged in and may not post or reply to messages. Please log in or create a new account or mail us about fixing an existing one - register@corsasport.co.uk

There are also many more features available when you are logged in such as private messages, buddy list, location services, post search and more.


Author Grass
Ellis
Member

Registered: 11th Sep 07
Location: Aberdeenshire
User status: Offline
28th Apr 16 at 10:46   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

£150/year

£8.99 for a huge pot of weed killer & feed at the local garden centre.
James
Member

Registered: 1st Jun 02
Location: Surrey
User status: Offline
28th Apr 16 at 11:55   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

quote:
Originally posted by Ellis
£150/year

£8.99 for a huge pot of weed killer & feed at the local garden centre.


It's the time element for me.

Scarifying the whole lawn and aerating it all would probably take me a whole weekend. Then each of the other treatments they do would probably add up to another whole weekend. I'd rather pay £150 and get those 2 weekends back TBH.
James
Member

Registered: 1st Jun 02
Location: Surrey
User status: Offline
28th Apr 16 at 12:00   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

quote:
Originally posted by Steve
Jesus wept, you probably pay people to wash your clothes too


It's not really any different to people that put the car through a car wash.

I have no interest in gardening but would like my garden to look nice, so what's wrong with paying someone else to make it look nice?
Ellis
Member

Registered: 11th Sep 07
Location: Aberdeenshire
User status: Offline
28th Apr 16 at 12:04   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Understood; each to their own.

I find it quite rewarding doing these things myself.
Steve
Premium Member

Avatar

Registered: 30th Mar 02
Location: Worcestershire Drives: Defender
User status: Offline
28th Apr 16 at 12:05   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Must spend all weekends trying to locate his balls in his mrs handbag if he hasn't got time to do that.
James
Member

Registered: 1st Jun 02
Location: Surrey
User status: Offline
28th Apr 16 at 12:18   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

quote:
Originally posted by Ellis
Understood; each to their own.

I find it quite rewarding doing these things myself.


We only moved into our place at the end of last summer and the garden is in a right state. I'm going to use Green Thumb to get it back to it's best and then I might think about doing it myself.
Ellis
Member

Registered: 11th Sep 07
Location: Aberdeenshire
User status: Offline
28th Apr 16 at 12:25   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

quote:
Originally posted by Steve
Must spend all weekends trying to locate his balls in his mrs handbag if he hasn't got time to do that.
whitter45
Member

Registered: 15th Nov 02
Location: Norton
User status: Offline
28th Apr 16 at 14:18   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

quote:
Originally posted by James
Had Green Thumb out yesterday to do an assessment on ours. Signed up for the enhanced programme here:

https://www.greenthumb.co.uk/treatments

Costing me £12.75 a month but I get 4 treatments, plus aeration and scarification. I'm sure it's something I could do myself but for £150 a year it's really not worth my time.

[Edited on 28-04-2016 by James]


ours is per treatment at £17 for 4 - summer, autumn winter and spring

can't see the value in the monthly one

[Edited on 28-04-2016 by whitter45]
Ben G
Member

Registered: 12th Jan 07
Location: Essex
User status: Offline
28th Apr 16 at 15:58   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Wants weekend to sit on his sofa and watch telly all day.

Proper weirdo if you don't want or aren't able to do man things at weekends.

Would you call someone out to hang a picture frame on the wall?
VegasPhil
Premium Member

Avatar

Registered: 16th Jan 05
Location: Fareham, Hants Drives: Octavia VRS
User status: Offline
28th Apr 16 at 19:28   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Going on the green thumb fleet of immaculate vinyl wrapped vans and TV adverts I can only assume that it was pretty expensive!


Corsa 2.0 16v Vegas - Sold
James
Member

Registered: 1st Jun 02
Location: Surrey
User status: Offline
29th Apr 16 at 09:33   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

quote:
Originally posted by Ben G
Wants weekend to sit on his sofa and watch telly all day.

Proper weirdo if you don't want or aren't able to do man things at weekends.

Would you call someone out to hang a picture frame on the wall?


I'm a weirdo because I don't want to spend all weekend raking my lawn and putting holes in it? I'd rather see my friends and family or go away for the weekend...

Hanging a picture takes about 10 minutes so I'm pretty sure I can spare the time for that.

I have a cleaner too, am I a weirdo because I don't like running the hoover round?

[Edited on 29-04-2016 by James]
Ellis
Member

Registered: 11th Sep 07
Location: Aberdeenshire
User status: Offline
29th Apr 16 at 09:41   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Out of interest, can I/we ask what is it that keeps you so busy over the weekend? What other domestic tasks have you subcontracted out?

I wouldn't say you're a weirdo at all. Having a person care for your lawn and cleaning is, IMO, somewhat upper class. One could stretch the stereotype to lazy if pushed. Maybe even Tory.

I'm almost certain the majority of users on here hold down a full time job yet manage to clean their houses and maintain their garden to a respectable level.

Each to their own as I've said previously but I find it very hard to understand indeed.
James
Member

Registered: 1st Jun 02
Location: Surrey
User status: Offline
29th Apr 16 at 10:00   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

During the week I'm out of the house from 7am to 7:30pm, so I don't have much in the way of evenings, by the time we've made/eaten dinner we are both too knackered to do anything else.

Weekends vary, we tend to either go away, see friends/family, go out for the day, I play squash for a couple of hours most Sundays too. This year I have 4 weddings and 3 stag dos. One of the weddings is my own, so that is consuming ridiculous amounts of our time. This summer my fiancé's parents are staying for 6 weeks, they aren't from the UK so we will be taking them out places.

On top of that, we are planning an extension and some renovation work, so meeting builders to try and organize that. I also have a couple of buy-to-lets which take up some time.

The only things I pay for are a cleaner and the lawn guy. It's hardly a huge amount of money for either of them.
James
Member

Registered: 1st Jun 02
Location: Surrey
User status: Offline
29th Apr 16 at 10:02   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

I think you'd be surprised how many people have a cleaner. The lawn guy is probably less common, but like I said in a previous post I will probably stop using him once he has got the lawn to a good state. I wouldn't say it's upper class either. There's probably an element of laziness, but if I had more spare time then I would be more inclined to do this stuff myself.

[Edited on 29-04-2016 by James]
Ellis
Member

Registered: 11th Sep 07
Location: Aberdeenshire
User status: Offline
29th Apr 16 at 10:20   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

I guess you could simplify it; one could say you are actually buying time. Can't argue with that.
Graham88
Member

Registered: 16th Apr 07
Location: South East Kent Drives: E46 M3
User status: Offline
15th May 16 at 01:30   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

To be fair for that price it's not bad. I'll get pictures of my lawn when it grows back I cut it today but the weeds are getting stupid. With this warm weather i guarantee 4-5 days they'll be back. They're still there obviously but I just don't really know what to do to get rid of them as if you pull them out its going to leave holes everywhere

[Edited on 15-05-2016 by Graham88]
Ellis
Member

Registered: 11th Sep 07
Location: Aberdeenshire
User status: Offline
16th May 16 at 12:49   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

I put some feed and weed killer on over the last couple of weeks. Absolute FA change, convinced the stuff was out of date or something.
IvIarkgraham
Premium Member

Avatar

Registered: 27th Mar 04
Location: Ellesmere Port, Cheshire
User status: Offline
16th May 16 at 17:16   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Jesus fucking Christ! Some right knobs in here!

If he doesn't want to do it and can afford to pay someone then that's his choice! If I could afford to pay someone to dress me every day I would do it!
Generation
Member

Registered: 7th Jul 09
Location: Essex
User status: Offline
17th May 16 at 08:03   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Car wash thing was a great comparison. How dare somebody spend their money on what they want to.

jumped up people on this site
pow
Premium Member

Avatar

Registered: 11th Sep 06
User status: Offline
17th May 16 at 08:30   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

£12 per month on having his lawn looking awesome, bet some people are strapped up for over £400 a month for a car they won't even own!
Ellis
Member

Registered: 11th Sep 07
Location: Aberdeenshire
User status: Offline
17th May 16 at 09:01   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

As always, it will split opinion.
Steve
Premium Member

Avatar

Registered: 30th Mar 02
Location: Worcestershire Drives: Defender
User status: Offline
17th May 16 at 11:52   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Cleaner
Ian
Site Administrator

Avatar

Registered: 28th Aug 99
Location: Liverpool
User status: Offline
17th May 16 at 12:03   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Technically everyone who is on more money per hour than a cleaner should have one, its only maths. Depends whether you want to be bored in work or bored under your sink.


Corsa B lap belts required
willay
Moderator
Organiser: South East, National Events
Premium Member


Avatar

Registered: 10th Nov 02
Location: Roydon, Essex
User status: Offline
17th May 16 at 12:28   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

James stop justifying yourself to the likes of Steve and Ben
Steve
Premium Member

Avatar

Registered: 30th Mar 02
Location: Worcestershire Drives: Defender
User status: Offline
17th May 16 at 12:42   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

quote:
Originally posted by Ian
Technically everyone who is on more money per hour than a cleaner should have one, its only maths. Depends whether you want to be bored in work or bored under your sink.


Rather not pay for a cleaner and not do the cleaning which is currently how it works.

  <<  1    2    3  >>
New Topic

New Poll

  Related Threads Author Forum Replies Views Last Post
North East Meet Change Of Plan corsa_crew North East 107 2173
31st May 04 at 16:55
by corsa_crew
 
My House Project... *Garden Update 06/06/2010* Pop House Day 50 4460
7th Jun 10 at 18:08
by Pop
 
Redtop Corsa vs st gidged500 General Chat 480 9027
13th Feb 12 at 06:55
by possy
 
Grass Day chrisritch House Day 8 508
15th Feb 12 at 03:50
by Ste
 
Can you cut the grass when it's wet? Bart House Day 20 642
6th Nov 13 at 22:51
by dannymccann
 

Corsa Sport » Message Board » Off Day » House Day » Grass 29 database queries in 0.0328288 seconds