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Out on the Limb

Mowing Season

Saturday, April 23, 2005

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Under the red delicious apple tree...
posted by Deb, 5:16 PM


I know that mowing is necessary, but for some reasons I never liked mowing. Because everytime we mow, we not only give pain to the small plants, shrubs and grasses (by cutting them), but also kill many insects/very small animals, etc. I don't know what I'm going to do whenever I'll have a house with a lawn :(:(.
commented by Blogger KL, 7:40 PM  
My grandfather had a larger lot than we have to mow. He kept his lightweight non-motorized push mower well sharpened. Of course, things still got chopped, but I think the smaller insects and animals had more time to get out of the way; and there was certainly less noise with his walking chopper.

I considered sheep at one time. That plan never materialized.

My question is: With all the ability we now have to modify genes...why has a grass not been "invented" that grows 3 inches high max. ?? No, I'm not a proponent of genetically modified plants. But we have them. Certainly, there would be a huge market for grass that doesn't need cutting. (And likewise a huge loss in the lawnmower market).

I won't miss the noise pollution mowers create.

There are many soft beautiful and hardy ground covers that don't require mowing. We need to think outside the box and walk softly. And such ground covers need to be as available and inexpensive and grass seed.

Maybe we are sold grass seed so that we can be sold mowers...
commented by Blogger Deb, 10:58 PM  

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