Tuesday, October 5, 2021

I only care so much about my lawn, if I'm being honest

From April through November, I devote an inordinate amount of brain power to figuring out each week when I can cut my grass.

When will I be home to do it? When is it supposed to rain? How long is it now? Will there be enough daylight remaining if I wait until I get home from work?

It takes me about an hour and 15 minutes to do the job using my walk-behind mower. I may eventually give in and buy a riding mower, but for now I really like the exercise opportunity offered up by the walk-behind.

Still, as much effort as I put into making sure the grass is regularly cut, that's the extent of my commitment to the lawn.

I do not water my grass, no matter how long we go without rain. I don't fertilize or aerate it, either. We DO have a lawn guy who handles the fertilizing and weed control, thankfully, because I'm simply not going to do it.

The result is that our backyard is starting to look a little brown and sparse. I don't love that this is happening, but when you consider all of the demands on your time and resources, I feel like the grass falls pretty far down the list.

That's not true for everybody, which is just fine. There's nothing wrong with working to maintain an attractive lawn. It's just not a priority for me.

Eventually I would love to live in a nice house with a small yard where the lawn maintenance gets (presumably) much easier. Maybe we can move to one of the desert states where you have colored gravel in front of your house instead of grass.

To my knowledge, you never have to worry about mowing rocks.

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