Since my divorce (which was just last year) my dad has started sending his yard guys over to my house. I never know when they're going to show up, but they do.... not only does he have them mow, he has them clean up the yard of sticks and leaves, edge the driveway and patios, and the last time they came? He had them fertilize my front lawn AND spread the mulch which my dad also purchased and delivered to my house.
Just the other day, he showed up at my house with bug spray and mosquito repellent (mosquitoes are crazy bad in Austin!). He left them outside my front door and let me know they were there.
Now, I don't know if these are politically correct/eco-friendly products or not, but I hope no one judges me (or him) too harshly if they're not. He's taking care of me and my kids in every way he knows how and I couldn't possibly reject his offerings.
So these products sat, on my front porch, for a couple of days. I knew they were there... and I knew I needed to utilize them... it's the time of year that ants and such are getting pretty active and the mosquitoes are pretty crafty at finding their way into our house, so I KNOW they are rampant outside. But still they sat, unused, because I just had not found the time to take care of it.
Then my dad comes by the house again, bringing more mulch (who knew the initial 10 bags wouldn't be enough?) to fill in the bare spots. After I unloaded the bags of mulch (which, by the way, are still sitting in my yard, unopened, in front of the bare spots), my dad proceeded to spray the exterior of my house with the Ortho Home Defense... he came in and rested for a few minutes, sprinkled the mosquito pellets and was on his way.