Mowing In The Deep

It's not easy being green.

I did some laundry today.  What has that got to do with gardening?  Well, aside from the fact that I like to do laundry almost as much as I like to garden, I was washing my grass-stained work clothes from this past weekend.  On Saturday, I gave my lawn the first cut of the season.  I still like to mow my own lawn, but every weekend, when I look around my neighborhood, I can’t help but think, “Am I the only one?”

When the landscapers arrive, my street looks like a neighborhood under siege.  Trucks and trailers are everywhere.  Engines rev, blowers whir, and hordes of men mow over every blade of grass.  But not in my yard.

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