If you are fretting about how much time it takes to keep a lovely yard, remember when:
• Lawn mowers were push reel mowers and those really got uptown with the addition of a grass catcher.
• Rototillers for the flower bed or garden.
• All of the hoses and sprinklers you got to move from spot to spot. No underground sprinklers with automatic timers.
And when did Miracle-Gro become available? Fertilizing the lovely yard was a chore, plus you needed a farmer/rancher friend.
Then there was the plus side. Remember kids running through the sprinklers, or the showers you got just moving...