Getting a Green Lawn

I grew up on a farm in which it took a day and a half to completely mow our entire property. Although it usually only got mowed once a month or every other weekend, it was a pretty big … well, pain in the butt really. One time our riding lawn mower broke down and…

I grew up on a farm in which it took a day and a half to completely mow our entire property. Although it usually only got mowed once a month or every other weekend, it was a pretty big … well, pain in the butt really. One time our riding lawn mower broke down and my father made me mow the entire front lawn with a push lawn mower. I'm not sure how big the front yard was exactly, maybe a few acres, but it seemed like a pasture to a kid and took me the entire weekend. I vowed then that when I grew up, I was never going to mow my lawn, ever.

A few years ago I finally purchased my first home and guess what? I paid someone to mow my yard. But I did notice something, my neighbors who took care of their own grass, appeared to have a prettier lawn than me. So I decided to try doing it myself and found a new appreciation for yard work. It's spiritual and relaxing and is a great way to get a nice tan also.

We own a pool also so there's nothing like jumping in the pool after working up a sweat from mowing. One thing I wanted to try two years ago was different ways to get a greener lawn. I found something amazing; it's called Miracle-Gro plant food. Many of you may have heard of it, actually if you're reading this article you probably have. Although, many only thought it was plant or flower food and never considered using it on their lawn.

I purchased one of those lawn feeders that connect to a hose and slowly dissolve the Miracle-Gro as I spray it over the lawn. Two years ago I only used it about 6 times on my front lawn and noticed a little bit of difference. Last year I used it once a week and noticed a huge difference, especially the grass around our pool. My grass has never been greener.

You can use the plant food however they do make Miracle Gro specifically for the lawn now. Be warned though, you'll have to mow sometimes even twice a week because you're grass is going to grow fast! So be prepared. Sort of funny considering I swore I've never mow my own lawn huh? Funny how things change is not it?