There are a few people in a few climates who can make mowing look fun.
There’s that smell of freshly cut grass, not to mention the exercise of zig-zagging across your yard a hundred times or more.
And really, who doesn’t like the bugs and clippings crawling up our shins?
For most of us, I think we look at that lawnmower and wonder why our grass has to grow so fast.
If you’re a senior, you’re probably close to retirement, if not there already. You should be able to pay someone else to do this for you?
Lovely July Weather We’re Having…
Hot, hot, hot!
July is known in Utah for several things. Fireworks to celebrate our Independence, Fireworks to celebrate our pioneer heritage, and fires to crawl up the mountainsides near Alpine.
These are great traditions and we can’t seem to get enough of them. But July is also known for a few other hot activities that threaten to melt our happiness rather than our hearts. Mowing the lawn in hundred degree weather is among the top contenders.
For some this may even be unhealthy. For most of us, it’s just uncomfortable. Having worked hard your whole life, isn’t it time that you relax a little? Granted, many of us may never want to stop working, but most of us would rather be working on things that we find enjoyable.
Ask yourself, does mowing your lawn really sound like fun?
It’s more than just mowing.
But what about the smell of freshly cut grass. That’s an iconic smell of summer!
Yes, perhaps. But can’t you enjoy that same soothing smell from the inside of your airconditioned home? I would argue that it smells better there. At least the clippings aren’t competing with the odor of all the sweat that would otherwise be dripping from your nose.
Don’t forget that a lawn requires more than just mowing. There’s the weed control, the fertilizer, adjusting the sprinkler heads, and let’s not forget the neighborhood comparisons (which of course, you would never do.)
Let’s face it, mowing, especially in the middle of July, is a chore.
Chores are what you give to your kids to fill their spare time and build character. But wait, if you’re 55 or older, your kids have probably already moved out.
You don’t need to be doing this.
There are plenty of people who would love to mow your lawn for you. Sometimes it’s the neighborhood’s teenage entrepreneur, sometimes it’s a full-service lawn company. Whichever route you choose to go with, you can rest assure that your lemonade or Diet Coke will taste much better than the salty perspiration that your mower keeps licking off their upper lip.
If you really want to experience the carefree lifestyle in your retirement, give Leisure Villas a try. All the mowing is taken care of for you by a professional company that also manages the rest of the landscaping.
No more pulling weeds, fertilizing, or doing any of the chores that are okay in early May, but dreadfully detrimental to the lifestyle you’d like to live.