five non blondes


Going “green” with your grass…
April 24, 2008, 8:04 pm
Filed under: environmental issues | Tags: ,

 

As the weather is now getting warmer, that means it is time to get out in the yard and try to make it look purty.  I’ve mentioned in previous posts, my husband and I just built our first house and with that comes our first lawn.  So we were pretty clueless about all the stuff we needed to begin our yard.  There were hoses, shovels, rakes, weed eaters and the biggest one of them all…the lawn mower.  From day one we decided that we would go “green” with our lawn and we are proud to have a zero emissions lawn.  We purchased a reel mower and a battery operated weed eater.  I like to call our reel mower the “Leave it to Beaver” kind of mower when people look at me funny because they don’t know what I am talking about. 

So far everything is going well.  We are on mow number 2 and the mower is actually pretty easy to use and it is so light we can hang it on our wall.  It’s a space saver and definitely a conversation starter with the neighbors. We’ll never have to buy gas again to power anything to maintain our yard.  I wouldn’t recommend this to people with large yards, but I think that the idea of the reel mower should become mainstream once again.

Alison, KC, MO

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