To dream of yard work represents feelings about having to maintain good appearances in a situation. Negatively, it may reflect desperate attempts to maintain good appearances in a situation or relationship that isn’t working. Vain attempts to maintain a responsible appearance to others. Trying too hard to impress or please others. Trying too hard to look honest. Trying hard to organized or responsible to other people.
Example: A young woman dreamed of seeing her father doing yard work in 2 places at once while she stood in a basement. In waking life she felt that her relationship was in the worst state it had ever been after deceiving her boyfriend. She desperately tried hard to keep up an honest appearance to her boyfriend so he would eventually forgive her for her lies. The boyfriend never forgave her and she felt like her attempts to get forgiveness by looking responsible all the time were in vain.