For many people, lawn maintenance is a laborous chore. Every weekend finds us trudging to the garage and fighting to start our reluctant, gas-powered rotary mower. Then we push the snarling little demon over wet, slippery grass, never minding the half-inch thick cutter blade whirling at 2500 rpm just inches from our tender toes.
Why do we do it? And how can we stop doing it? A low-maintenance lawn is easier to achieve than you think.
Originally published as "The Working Lawn" in the June/July 2001 issue of MOTHER EARTH NEWS.