Personally I live doing yard work. I live in Ft. Worth, TX and have a bermuda grass lawn. It is a new house (we bought it last August) and the builders did a horrible job of caring for it. (We bought it on spec so we weren't there during the building process to watch them.) The tree died, the bushes died, and the lawn barely made it through the winter.But to me, this makes it even more enjoyable because I took before pictures and now have one of the best lawns in the neighborhood that isn't professionally done. I mow twice a week with my push reel mower and keep it at a little over one inch. This helps the grass to grow nice and thick so that it looks good, feels good and is comfortable to lay on. I use fertilizers to help it grow and water it by hand / with sprinklers since I don't have a sprinkler system.I look forward to doing yard work, and find great peace doing so. I am only 24 and this is my first house, but I don't see myself "outgrowing" this. If you don't like doing yardwork, fine then have a low maintenance yard, but for those of us that use yardwork as "therapy" please don't criticize us for "destroying the environment" or whatever. I don't even own a single gas powered tool.
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