Time to mow for many

IF there's one group of workers in hot demand this week it's lawn mowers.

Ross O'Neill and his contemporaries are making mulch while the sun shines, mowing their way through a backlog of rapidly growing lawns amid the greenhouse atmosphere of the past two weeks.

The owner of Coffs Harbour based A-Z Mowing and Garden Service says mowing for a living is like painting the Sydney Harbour Bridge – a soon as you have finished, it's time to start again.

“It sets you back slightly when it rains, you are quiet for a few days and you go like the clappers when it stops,” he said.

“It looks like it's going to be the same way for a while – La Nina means it's looking like a wet summer.

“It's all right as long as you get sun in the middle of it all.”

Rain or shine, Mr O'Neill enjoys his outdoor lifestyle, being his own boss and being able to take the odd day off for a game of golf.



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