I have not had the pleasure of mowing grass all summer as we have been without a lawn since the end of May. Instead, I’ve spent many an hour spraying Round-Up trying to get rid of my number one weed enemy, Bermuda Grass, aka Wire Grass.
This is tenacious stuff. It spreads with underground runners and just when you think it is dead, more pops up. Digging it is a chore because the runners go on and on and if you break one off in the soil, it will branch at that point and continue to grow.
Our lawn has been quite a mystery to our neighbors. I can’t tell you how many people have stopped by asking us why our lawn in dead. Usually they think that it died on its own of a mysterious disease.
It’s just about grass planting time in Virginia. In the very near future, our entire yard will be tilled and seed will be planted. If germination is good, we’ll soon after after a beautiful green yard and I’ll have the pleasure of mowing once again.
Yes, I enjoy the task of mowing. It makes the yard look so neat and it gives me an opportunity to think and get a little exercise at the same time. What about you? Is mowing a chore or is it pleasure?