One of the main reasons that drove us from corner house to condo was nearly instant snow removal in the winter and weekly lawn care and landscaping attention in the complex. Contractors do show up - eventually, 1st do big lots like shopping centres, late day get to individual clients. If there is a problem with equipment or staff, you're put off until the following day, By then the City has e-mailed threatening a fine for public sidewalk complaints and I've slid sideways down the l-o-n-g driveway and too often into a snowbank. aargh
We paid for our snow removal...the guy did a terrific job...plowed our drive, shoveled our walk, plowed in front of our mailbox and even did a couple of swipes in our cul-d-sac so we wouldn't get stuck getting out. If you have the cash, do it!!!!!
Good for you! We all have our limits. Some day I will start paying someone to come in and clean my house. When we are young and able we do it ourselves, and we save & save, so that some day we can pay someone who is young and able to do it for us.