Mowing the lawn used to be a chore, but now it is just another normal part of our daily lives. We’ve all heard of the benefits of mowing – it’s good for the lungs, bad for the heart, and it’s never been a major killer. But what about the grass? Is it healthy to cut it?
What is the best method to use and what are the problems with using electric lawn mowers? It’s no secret that I love mowing my lawn. We have a small lawn, but we cut it every morning. It’s what I like to do the most. So the solution … a push lawn mower!
I’m not a fan of the harvest. I don’t like the smell or the noise. I don’t like work or clogs. In short, I don’t like it. But sometimes you need to mow your lawn, and it can be a very rewarding experience! In fact, until recently, I never fully appreciated the benefits of mowing until I started working in a more urban town in the northeast of Alicante. This surprised me to find that while weeds are everywhere on my lawn, my trees and shrubs tend to sport a much more attractive lawn than one of my neighbors.
If you are a regular reader of my blog, you will know that I love and hate the process of mowing the lawn. It’s a bit painful, but I feel very lucky to be able to do it when I want to, and when the weather is nice. Last year I spent a week teaching a gardening class in Alicante. It was the first time I had done it in 18 years, and it was wonderful to see the students gaining so much of their time with me.
Alicante Gardens is an incredible project created by Andrade Solís. The complex is also home to the famous ‘Alcázar de las Mil Carretas’ (‘Castle of a Thousand Cars’) and it recently featured in one of our most recent blog posts, ‘The Portrait of a City’. Alicante is a beautiful city and I have to admit that I was very lucky to be able to visit the city recently for a long period of time. This beautiful city has a lot to do, but it relies heavily on tourism and as such has many issues that prevent the city from reaching its full potential.