My experience was quite the opposite. During my decade of single detached home ownership, I found every weekend was spent doing some type of work or maintenance. The yard was supposed to be a mini-paradise of leisurely strolls and hobby gardening, but was more of an anchor wrapped around my feet. It required endless care and tending. Fertilizer, weeds, soil, seeds, cutting, trimming, watering...ugh! Of course, at the time, we thought this was everything we ever wanted in the whole wide world. I can certainly appreciate how everyone has a preference, but I'm glad that my "dream" was eventually infiltrated by "reality". Now I know exactly what I want and prefer. The LAST thing I want to be doing these days is spending my Saturday mornings browsing Home Depot, looking for a new garden hose.