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The older I get I find it harder to maintain the lawn, garden, and exterior of the house. Has anyone tried anything that is helpful for someone who is injury prone? Years back I saw a push-button lawnmower but am unable to find it. Do you have any tips or tricks to maintain the yard with less work?

Posted anonymously, 8th December 2020

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  • An occupational therapist would be able to help you find the right tools for you, or could find a aide and equipment store like GMS everyday independance which may be able to give some advice

  • Try talking to a physiotherapist – they might have suggestions for you.

  • No help for tools but perhaps consider letter box dropping for kids / teens who might like to earn a few dollars every weekend or so by helping out in your yard?

  • Interested in others answers too. After a hip injury and a slipped disc in my back. Kneeling and pulling weeds isn’t so fun and round-up just doesn’t do the job.

  • We grow plants/trees/shrubs that require minimal maintenance.

  • We purchased a battery operated lawn mower from Bunnings and it is so easy to use.

  • A friend of mine was twerking is the other day that she loves her push button lawn mower. But I’m not sure where she got it from

  • I also am finding it hard to cope with all I need to do I got one of those stools for outside that you can sit on or turn over and you can kneel on it and the ha does help you get up. Get a gardener to come in once a month and that is a big help I get him to trim trees rack up.

  • You can buy Rover Pro Cut 760 Self Propelled Lawn Mower second hand on Gumtree. My Dad sold his on there as he has a gardener now doing his lawn. Go to Bunnings or other garden and tool centres and look what they have the battery option Lawn mowers have easy start and some are very light too. Our Rover cost us $1,300 and was 20 years old and was still looking new look after these mowers and they keep their value.

  • I would visit Bunnings and see their advice.

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