When we went searching for our first (and only) home, my husband declared that he wanted a lawn small enough that he could cut it with a weed-wacker. Whatever happened to that criterion?
We ended up with a block’s worth of side strip lawn, and a large-ish awkwardly shaped lawn on a slight slope. As if that isn’t enough, there is also a very bumpy, mossy, dandelion entrenched, strange-shaped back yard.
We gave up on the weed-wacker idea. But did opt for a push mower.
The pluses for a push mower:
-environmentally friendly (no gas or electricity used)
-no long extension cords (a la electric mower)
-lawn clipping naturally dispersed as you push
-scissor cutting is better for your grass than tear cutting
-no noise pollution (actually it makes a lovely swishing noise as it cuts)
-great workout! No other workouts needed for the weekend
-nothing to break
-the kids think it looks fun and you can get some free labor out of them
All that said, it took me 2.5 hours to mow the lawn last weekend. 150 minutes. NOT how I wanted to spend an entire weekend afternoon when I have so little daylight hours at home.
Aside from hiring someone to mow our lawn, I’m not sure what else to do. Suggestions?