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My wife and I would love to be able to move into a new home like the one in the photo above with the nice lawn. The home we're in now is our first home together and the first home each of us have lived in as adults since leaving our own parent's homes a plethora of years ago. Although not one of the major reasons we usually mention, one of the big reasons I'd like to move is to get a much bigger yard to enjoy as a family and with our friends.
As a child, once I became old enough to handle mowing the yard it was pretty much my responsibility to take care of the yard until I left for college and just wasn't there anymore to do it. For some people that may make you not want to mow the yard, but for me, it gave me an enjoyment for taking care of a lawn. I'd also take care of my grandmother's yard as well. So, I don't mind mowing a nice yard. In fact, I miss it. Our lawn is tiny. I can get it done with a push mower in less than a half-hour usually.
What may be weird though is I never really worried about the actual science and understanding of lawn maintenance. The grass got long. I mowed it. Made it look as good as I could, but I wouldn't say I ever really "took care" of my lawn. A few years ago, we used to pay TruGreen to come out and take care of weeds and fertilizing things, but even then, I didn't worry about it too much. I can't really tell you what types of grass make up my lawn. To ensure abundant growth of grasses, you may consider using grass fertilizer.
That kind of bothers me more now that I think about it. I'm usually one to really look into things and try to learn more about stuff. Particular nature, plants and animals and stuff. Even though I enjoyed mowing, why didn't I take more of an interest in the science behind my lawn? I don't know.
As I said, it's been a few years since we had TruGreen worry about all that stuff for me. And you can tell! The only reason I cut the service when I did was for economical reasons. I was looking to reduce monthly expenditures and a nice, green, lush lawn just didn't make the cut. Perhaps it's time for me to cut another line-item from the budget and get back to work on my lawn. A quick way to start is this handy little infographic for taking care of your lawn.
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