Saturday, August 16, 2008
Vacuuming the lawn Vs. Mowing the Lawn
So, since we have moved in we have only cut our lawn once. Which sounds horrible and neighbors probably agree, but the grass is probably about as long as being 1 day mowed in the states. Here they have little electric lawn mowers. They look more like Vacuums. They are that small. They are also hard to push, definitely not self propelled. Their bags fill up super quick and mowing our front lawn, which in all honestly is smaller than our front lawn in the states, took about an hour. You see people out tending to their yards all the time here, which is probably why they all look like they are professionally landscaped. It sure seems as though everyone in England must have a green thumb! Anyway, this morning Drew assembled our Lawn mower from the states. Yes, an actual mower, gas powered, huge by comparison, and best of all self propelled. It took all of maybe 5 minutes to mow the very over grown back yard! We would have had to go over the yard several times with the vacuum mower, it would have taken half the day. Bringing that lawn mower over was the best idea! Now we need to mow the front again. Probably not today, but my guess is that it will take us a good 2-3 minutes (after starting the mower up) to get it done. Mowing the lawn is definitely the better way to go!