With the weather warming up, you may be noticing people spending more time outdoors on yardwork.
But when it comes to city parks and medians, more than one group gets their hands dirty with the weedwhacking, mowing, and mulching.
Mary Hunnicutt wrote to us asking, "Why does the city contract out the grass-cutting services to other companies instead of letting employees of parks and recreation do it, and how does it save the city money when they already have these employees on payroll?"
For some parks and recreation workers, every day is about getting your hands dirty.
Doc Dougherty, Macon Parks and Recreation director, says, "They're not just cutting grass as a contractor would."
Dougherty says using their own employees and bringing in landscapers from separate companies is the best tool for efficient work.