YOU don't have to spend a lot of money to make your sweetheart truly happy, as one local Romeo proved yesterday.
For weeks Terry Hicken had been growing his front lawn so it would be just the right length to carve out a message to his beloved wife on Valentine's Day.
When Carli Hicken woke up yesterday and looked out the window, she was stunned to see a love heart struck with a cupid's arrow bearing her and her hubby's initials in the grass.
"I had no idea he'd done it, I thought it was so cute," Mrs Hicken said.
"I couldn't get over how romantic it was, he's not really into that sort of stuff.
"I thought Valentine's Day was more for the teenagers, but this was really nice."
They couple - who married in April last year - decided against presents for Valentine's Day this year because they will set off on a holiday to Hamilton Island next week.
But Mr Hicken couldn't resist.
After being inspired by a TV show where a man mowed a tiger in the lawn to get out of trouble with his wife, he began to hatch a plan.
"It thought it was really cool," Mr Hicken said.
"Carli had no idea I was doing it because I just went out to mow the lawns."
Mrs Hicken could not have been happier with the rather unorthadox display of affection, which will be mown out of existence in the near future.
The Hickens celebrated a special dinner last night with their family.