I really enjoyed watching this episode. It has quite a simple but enjoyable plot, which reminded me in many ways of some of the early greats.
Peggy is her usual competative self as she struggles to find something as popular as Hank's beloved lawn. Hank in return is dismayed when she brings home a not particularly attractive garden gnome.
There is a nice, subtle gag at the end, when Jospeh, after spending the episode racing around on a power bike (he won it from Dale in a poker game!), walks past in the background on cruthes.
If Season 9 offers up some more stories as likeable as this one, maybe it won't turn out to be so bad after all. Not one of the show's most complex of plots, but a nice one.