Do You Prefer the Dentist to Lawn Work?

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Lawn Work Ranks Low on Americans’ Hit Parade of Chores!  When it comes to lawn chores, we’d rather open wide and say “ahhhh” than mow and weed.

Americans would rather see their dentist or visit their in-laws than spend time with their lawns.

In fact, we would rather do just about anything than mow, fertilize, and perform other lawn care chores, according to a Consumer Reports survey of 1,000 adults nationwide.

When asked about which tedious chore they would like to do, only 7% said lawn care. Here are the activities that ranked higher:

  • Cook, 62%
  • Grocery shop, 49%
  • Do laundry, 41%
  • Go to work, 38%
  • Clean the house, 38%
  • Visit in-laws, 33 %
  • See the dentist, 17%
Consumer Reports didn’t mention any chores that ranked lower than lawn work. But I’m guessing that cleaning out the septic tank and unclogging drain pipes might be worse.

What chores would you pick over lawn care? Any chores that rank lower?


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Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce

I would cook and grocery shop for days on end before I would mow, weed,trim....fortunately we have ambitious teenagers in the neighborhood....!

Apr 12, 2012 08:53 PM #1
Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Good morning Amy,

I must be an oddball as I would rather be outside than any of the other chores you have mentioned.

Have a great Friday the Thirteenth.

Apr 12, 2012 08:54 PM #2
Wallace S. Gibson, CPM
Gibson Management Group, Ltd. - Charlottesville, VA

As I sit here with a puffy face for the 3rd day after having 3 teeth implants installed, I'd rather mow my dogs' yard - which I do weekly

Apr 12, 2012 09:09 PM #3
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

good morning, Amy.....I like doing things outside..... cleaning windows would be at the top of my list of things I dislike to do....

Apr 12, 2012 10:01 PM #4
Erv Fleishman
Realty Associates - Boca Raton, FL
Luxury Prop Specialist Realty Associates

Working on the property in the garden, lawn, trees, etc always gave me a pride in ownership. 

Apr 12, 2012 11:00 PM #5
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