Archive for June, 2012

Snow Removal can be Fun. Or Not.

As a property owner or resident you are responsible for the snow and ice on your sidewalks.  You have to clear it reasonably soon after a snowfall and if you want to receive your mail, keep a clear path for the postal carrier.

This can be fun.  You get a chance to go outside and get fresh air and exercise.  And the world after a snowfall can be magical with all the snow-covered trees and bushes.  There’s a sort of sparkly glow to the world.  And the other folks on the block and passersby may stop and chat or at least see you being a good neighbor which can’t help but lift your mood.

It can also be a pain.  It’s freezing cold out there, and you still have to fix breakfast and get the kids to daycare before driving yourself to work.  And you already did it three times this week, or was that four.?  Or its April in Calgary and enough already, you’re up for some gardening instead of plowing that heavy snow off the sidewalk again.  Or you’re a business owner and the phone is ringing and you have no time to scrape the ice off the walkway leading to the store.

Whatever your feelings on snow removal, good or bad, Superyards can help.   We can be there to remove snow when you need us and relieve some of the work in your life.


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Teens and Mowing Lawns

Lawn Care can be a Good Job for Kids

Lawn Mowing can be a Good Job for Kids

Is lawn mowing a good job for kids?

It definitely can be, but there are a lot of things for you and your teen to consider.  The job does have great flexibility, allowing your teen to fit work in around school, activities and a social life.  Mowing neighbors lawns also gives your teen a client base of sorts.  People that need their lawn mowed also need their kids babysat, their sidewalk shoveled in the winter and/or other random tasks your teen can do year round!

It’s also an outdoor job that keeps your teen close to the house.  Lawn mowing also pays surprisingly well in most places.  Most neighbors will pay $10-$20 for their lawn to be mowed, that’s a good amount of money for a teenager.  And grass grows all summer so there should be a solid amount of work.

There are downsides.  Safety is a big issue with lawn mowing, it’s your job as a parent to make sure your teen can be responsible with dangerous equipment.  Mowing will not be an option in every neighborhood as there may be a teen who has the market cornered.  The job also depends on good weather, so if you live in a rainy climate or a dry climate, jobs could be hard to come by.   This job is best in great climates like California.

Thanks for reading.

Superyards is here to help with all your Calgary lawn maintenance needs.

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