Just read an iinteresting article in the NY Times about a new type of backyard gardening where the gardener comes to you. Basically, they provide services like a landscaper, except they plant, cultivate, and harvest your garden in your own backyard.
While I don’t ever see this taking off in the Midwest (maybe we’re too frugal? too industrious?), I definitely wouldn’t mind someone else worrying about if the rabbits are going to pillage my stringbeans or if those sprouts are weeds, while I laze the day away admiring the few flowers that grow on their own.