As a teenager, my main responsibility around the house besides taking out the garbage, was mowing the lawn. I recall having a Honda self-propelled motor. You just had to hold the handle and try to walk in a straight line. Not too tough. So why the animosity between myself and nature’s stubble?
I can sum it up in one word: allergies.
Cutting the grass would always get my nose all stuffed and my throat all drippy. It was actually the worst when I dumped the clippings in the corner of the yard.
To be honest, I often enjoyed mowing. (Shh… don’t tell my wife!) I’d put on my headphones and listen to my walkman (That’s what we used to call mp3 players in the old days) and rock out religiously to various Twisted Sister albums or Van Halen’s 5150 as I walked back and forth across our lawn.
The past few years, in our house, I’ve stayed clear of the lawn. We’ve paid our always-smiling landscaper Mario to take care of things. It’s a big lawn, but with those awesome tractor-like mowers that you ride in, it doesn’t take long. And looks pretty fun.
So grass and I have actually gotten along okay the past few years, mainly out of avoidance. But that’s all about to change. We’re moving in a week or two. This one has a bit of a smaller lawn and in looking to save money where we can, we’ll be handling the landscaping ourselves. Which means, yes… I’ll be mowing the lawn again.
I’m sure I”ll enjoy it the first few times before it becomes a chore. And while I have no problems actually mowing the line, I am a total newb when it comes to lawn care. Things like pesticides, fertilizer, seeds, watering, etc., are all kind of a big mystery to me.
How often should I water my lawn?
When should I do it?
Is one type of fertilizer better than the other?
Yeah, for actual lawn care, I may have to resort to the experts. There are a number of companies out there who specialize in lawn services, such as TruGreen. These guys take a scientific approach and thoroughly analyze your lawn to determine the best and healthiest approach you should take.
They’re total lawn experts who can do as much or as little as you’d like in terms of maintaining a healthy lawn. From basic tips to full on nurturing, TruGreen will quickly become your best friend. And your lawn’s too.
Did you know that bare spots can occur from too much watering? I sure didn’t.
So if you’re looking to get some help with your lawn, consider contacting TruGreen. Your lawn is sure to thank you. The grubs, on the other hand, not so much.
What’s the toughest part of taking care of your lawn?