Some of the biggest worries about going on vacation have to do with tasks that cannot be left undone in your absence. Caring for pets is one. Mowing the lawn is another. While you can board pets or ask a friend to take them for a while, the same cannot be done for your lawn. Since some cities will also fine you for not mowing your lawn and letting it grow for more than a week, you need one of the following solutions:
Hire a Neighbor or Neighbor Kid
This is probably the easiest solution, since you may know some of your neighbors or neighbors' children. Just make sure you hire someone you trust and who you know well enough to know that he/she is reliable. If you are not comfortable asking a neighbor or neighbor's kid to mow the lawn in your absence, there are more options that can help.
Hire a Lawn Mowing and Landscaping Service
A lawn mowing and landscaping service can definitely do the job while you are away. Even if you only need their help this once, it beats whatever fines the city might charge you for tall grass. Arrange for them to come once or twice during your vacation to make sure the grass stays adequately short. They may have to adjust the dates and times of the service depending on weather and their schedules, but you will come home to a mowed yard and manicured lawn.
Find another homeowner that is located near your vacation destination who is willing to swap homes with you for the duration of your vacation. As part of the arrangement, the other homeowner has to agree to mow the lawn as needed. While this may be the last thing on the other homeowner's mind while on vacationing or house-swapping, you can sweeten the deal by offering to stock the fridge and cupboards with whatever they want to eat. Just make sure you get the house-swapping agreement in writing.
Hire a Property Maintenance Company
Property maintenance companies take over any home and yard maintenance you need while you are gone. While their services are more commonly used by home sellers who have already moved away and by "snowbirds" who fly to their southern homes for the winter or their northern homes for the summer, you can take advantage of the services provided by the property maintenance company too.
Contact a company like property matters management for more information and assistance.