Oh the sunny wonderful day...and the lawn mower. Now that the ground has has a chance to dry out for a couple of days, the neighborhood is alive with the sounds of lawn mowers and weed eaters. Everyone is out taking advantage of the wonderful weather.
This will be the second time our lawn has been mowed this year, and really should be the third or fouth...but we missed a couple of days last month.
I have always felt that there is nothing like a freshly mowed lawn to make the garden look better. A nice neat lawn lets the eye wander to the garden undistracted, allowing the eye to enjoy the pleasure of the flowers.
The mowing of the lawn is why I ended up with my gardens. Our backyard has a big hill and it was difficult to mow and weed eat, so my husband suggested we turn it into a garden. After that was done, he decided that the front yard was too much work, so that flower bed got bigger. He is actually trying to convince me to get rid of the front lawn all together, turn it into big garden with a patio to sit on...although I am not sure if I am up to that much work.
We shall see, but for now the lawn is mowed and the flower beds look great. Happiness on a warm spring day.
Apr 7, 2009 | 6:20 PM PST
We live on a country road, not gravel any more, but what they call chip and seal. So our property being wooded, the floral garden takes center stage and grass is secondary to our attention. We do mow in the spring but the heat of summer slows the growth of the grass.
You have a great day and happy gardening. Bill Mitchell