How do you get help when trying to do a DIY?

I am 65, health problems and my husband just doesn't enjoy working outside. For over four years, I have wanted a flower garden and can't get it done! Very sad!!!"

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  • Holly Kinchlea-Brown Holly Kinchlea-Brown on Jul 04, 2017
    is there a youth centre in your area that you can contact? Sometimes there are local websites for people looking for odd jobs or volunteer opportunities...I would try those.

  • Hire help! See if you have any high school kids in the neighborhood wanting to make a few dollars - you show them what you need done and let them do the heavy work.

  • JEWEL C JEWEL C on Jul 04, 2017
    That is something everyone is looking for. Kids don't do manual labor any more. Go to a labor office that helps people find work. State or County.

  • FL FL on Jul 04, 2017
    Call your town clerk and ask about programs that help seniors stay in their homes by helping with repairs and other jobs. Some places only ask for the price of materials. Also consider Boy Scouts or Girl Scouts as they may be willing to help while earning badges. Good luck!

  • Susan Savarese Susan Savarese on Jul 04, 2017
    would a raised bed do the trick, Linda? I purchased two from Amazon for a mere $35 each and they are completely manageable. I, too, have a husband that refuses to work outside or do any yard work and I wanted pretty flowers.

  • Carol Carol on Jul 04, 2017
    I have the same problems you do. I bought some pots. Some are large, med. and small. I brought them home along with a couple big bags of potting soil and filled the pots up. I planted seeds in some of them and plants from stores in the bigger ones. I put tall and large plants to the back of the pots and long vines to the middle and sides, and back of the larger ones. I grouped the pots all together with larger to the back and med. in the middle and small in front. I put them all on each side of a 2 setter white glider. I put a small outdoor table in front of the glider after I painted it white. On each side of the glider I have different things, such as a large plastic frog and an even larger plastic turtle with a little elf girl sitting on top of it. Real cute. On the other side of the glider I have some med. size frogs playing lead frog with one of them leap frogging over the other one. I have several gnomes scattered around the pots. It looks like they are peeking out at people coming up to my house. I have had so many complements on my "flower bed." I just add a little more dirt to each pot the next spring and plant them all over again. Nothing heavy to carry after the first year because I just need a small bag of good soil to refill the pots with and stir it in with a trowel. The first year when I did all this, I was able to bring everything home in my car. I put the dirt and some of the pots in my trunk. The live plants were in my back seat and floor.