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MOWING DURING THE SUMMER

Do you feel like you spend your life mowing the lawn during the summer months? Then join the club. With constant sunshine and lovely warm weather, your lawn will grow, grow and grow, especially when there isn't a heavy blanket of ice or snow stopping it from flourishing. If you are also giving your yard a sprinkle every now and then or if you are still experiencing rainy days here and there, then you may find that your lawn needs a trim every week. Before you throw in the towel and make the move to a grass-less apartment, consider these tips to making mowing your lawn during the summer more manageable.

Making Mowing Amusing

Most of us find that mowing the lawn is a chore. The first thing you need to do is get out of this state of mind. Yes, lugging around a heavy lawn mower isn't the most fun you can have on your day off but it could be worse. Switch your perspective to see mowing as an exercise in relaxation rather than a chore.

Mow the lawn during a time of the day when it is less hot, such as just before dinner or early in the morning. This is one of the biggest benefits to mowing during the summer as the sun stays out until 8:00, 9:00 or even 10:00 at night which means more time for mowing for you.

If you are doing it in the evening, reward yourself with a cold beer after you are done (or during if you can multi task). Put on a pair of heavy duty ear phones and crank the music to make the tedious task more entertaining and block out the constant chatter of the children, the in-laws and the spouse that can leave you feeling drained anyway.

When you think about mowing as 'me time', it makes the job a lot more fun. In fact, mowing can be very therapeutic. Having a bad day? Pick up the lawn mower. Just got into a big spat with the wife? Grab a beer and head outdoors. You will burn off some calories and some steam, all the while your lawn is getting mowed and you are accomplishing something that has to be done sooner or later anyway.

If you have children that are around the age of 13, then offer them extra money or a cell phone plan to do the job. Many kids love lugging a lawn mower around (at least for the first few times anyway) and this is a great chore to teach them about responsibility and earnings. Make sure you watch them (with a beer and your feet up of course) so that they do not hurt themselves and are actually getting the job done right.

Choosing a Lawn Mower

Another thing that can make this tedious task much more fun is using the right type of mower for your lawn. If you have a larger property then you might want to invest in a ride-on mower which acts as a tractor. Many come with radios as well as drink holders so you can have a cold one while enjoying the view. If you can't warrant buying a ride on mower for your smaller property, then look into electric engine mowers which are also quite powerful and can make the task easier to do.

Speak to an expert about the type of grass you have, the size of your property and the rate of growth to determine the best lawn mower for you. Having the right equipment can make all the difference in the world when tacking the task of mowing during the summer.

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