And Spring Begins

Today is the Last Day of Winter. At least according to the Farmer’s Almanac. It’s time to celebrate warmer weather, brighter and longer days. Hopefully the SAD is gone until the time Winter begins again.

For Year 2021, the Spring Equinox occurs at 5:37 AM on Saturday, March 20 in the northern Hemisphere.

I’ve notice the yard is starting to grow. So, it’s time to prepare the lawn mower to start cutting again. At the same time, lawn weeds are starting to grow. Last year, I make an executive decision to hire Lawn Pride to take care of the lawn weeds. Funny as it is, I take more pride in my lawn when it is free of weeds.

I’ve struggle to keep the dandelions, crab grass, violets and other common lawn weeds at bay. I’ve applied dry and liquid weed killer for years without much success. When I finally come to a sense that Lawn Pride has the secret knowledge to keep my lawn free of weeds I don’t mind giving them $80 per application eight times a year.

I worked with (and after he bought the company, for) a man who believed the yard should be free to grow whatever grows. He bragged about how he never lifted a finger to tame common lawn weeds and he mocked those who did. I never understood his logic but allowed him his beliefs and practice. Yet, for me, the yard is an extension of myself and I would like to do what I can to keep it free of weeds. Not always successful, of course, but hopefully my Lawn Pride will help.

A dandelion ready to reproduce. Photo taken on the Whitney Lake Trail on June 16, 2015. Nikon D600 photo taken by Dave O.
A dandelion ready to reproduce. Photo taken on the Whitney Lake Trail on June 16, 2015.
Nikon D600 photo taken by Dave O.

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