YES, THERE CAN BE TOO MUCH OF A GOOD THING. This lesson resounded yesterday when mowing season—a part of gardening that I actually enjoy—began more than two weeks early. I haven’t even finished the needed lawn repairs…and now, this. Vroom!
Whether muscling the Noisy Green Machine (above) around a couple of hours twice a week, or steering the tractor over the bigger swaths for about as long, I’m oddly at peace with mowing. But I like to mow from May to Octoberish, not in April (and not in November, like I had to last fall).
I don’t fertilize my lawn areas, so I refuse to take the blame for excess growth. Who shall I blame? I don’t apply herbicides, either, so guess what else is up and at ‘em, besides the grassy topgrowth? Yes, dandelions.
More timely turf-related links (even if it is April!):
- My dandelion-removal tactics
- Some basic organic lawncare thoughts
- Mole patrol
- Where beds meet turf: an edging how-to
- Do you like to mow? (a group rant)