… I was out in the garden today, mowing the lawn – actually, what is left after our prolonged drought. Well, after the rain of the last few days we did have quite some growth where the lawn was intact still, areas that really wanted mowing. But unfortunately there are quite a few spots, too, where either the soil shines through or the lawn is of a brownish black colour. I’ll habe to check what (kind of disease) that might be and what can be done to remedy it. Our newspaper had an article about it last Saturday.
Anyway, I was out this afternoon and first I used that lawn tractor to zoom around the areas that are withour trees or shrubs [that alone takes more than one hour as I have to drive around so many trees etc.], then I took care of the details with our little push mower for the spots I can’t reach with the lawn tractor, e.g. under the trees, and finally I used the weedeater to trim around the edges of the flower beds and the gravel around the house. All in all it took my a goodish three hours. Why does one have to have such a lawn?! It’s only work! ;)
Next week I’ll have to spread the winterizer, and also kill the weeds in the lawn, and then – with maybe two or three more mowings – the garden work will be done and winter can come.