Mowing the Course
Inspired by Front Yard Gardens, by Liz Preimeau, I have removed about 25% of the lawn so far and replaced it with gardens. I plan on tackling another quarter this fall and perhaps one more quarter the following fall. The new garden area is a combination of border and island beds, so the lawn is not only reduced, but is being transformed into grass paths.
As Mike’s only yard duties are mowing and cleaning the gutters (and he detests them both), I thought he’d be pleased by the reduction of lawn area. His comment after mowing on Saturday: “It’s like a goddamn obstacle course out here.” I thought it would be more fun for him - like a race course! I suppose that is the Pollyanna in me.