Dear Crabby, When Should I Complete My Fall Clean up?

Dear Crabby, I am always torn on when to do my fall clean up. Some neighbors get it done early while others wait until just before the snow falls. When do you think is the right time to have the fall clean up completed? Sincerely, Mr. Neat N. Clean Dear Mr. Clean, I am the the kind of guy that really enjoys fall clean up.  Not because I like to work on my yard, actually just the opposite. I like to wait until my neighbors get their yards looking all tidy and empty of leaves and then … [Read more...]

Dear Crabby, I Need My Tools Back!

Dear Crabby, It's time to go out and start working in my yard, but my neighbor still hasn't returned some of the tools he borrowed from me last year.  What's the best way to get them back? Sincerely, Ned TooNice Dear Mr. TooNice, I've never really been one to suffer from things like tact and manners before.  If a neighbor, friend, or relative has borrowed something of mine and I notice they haven't returned it, two things are about to happen.  First, they will get a phone call or … [Read more...]

Dear Crabby, My Neighbor’s Yard Looks Nicer Than Mine, Should I Care?

Dear Crabby, We just got some new neighbors whose yard is always kept nice and neat, and my yard is not so nice. It was never an issue until these new people moved in. Now my wife wants me to do something about our yard. What should I do? Sincerely, Happy As Is Guy Dear Happy As Is, Yes, I know the breed of people your new neighbors are, very well. Let me guess: they wear sweater vests, leather loafers, and drive some sort of European vehicle! Yep, I know their type. Probably no … [Read more...]