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Grass Pollen Allergy: A Reason for Mowing Lawns?

By May 9, 2012

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I make no bones about it: I'm not crazy about mowing lawns. My attitude comes from a lifetime of wearing this green albatross around my neck. You see, whether as a child or as an adult, and no matter where I've lived, I've been expected to mow the lawn.

While the landscaper in me appreciates the reason for mowing lawns, I'm not speaking specifically as a landscaper in today's blog post: Instead, I'm speaking as just a regular human being (hard to believe, I know). As such, it's so easy to find mowing lawns an exercise in futility. It brings none of the satisfaction derived from tasks where you can say, "OK, let's do it and have done with it!" After all, the grass will just grow back to the same height again soon after, necessitating another mowing. In that sense, mowing lawns is like shaving; but since the grass doesn't grow out of my face, it's much easier to slip into an out-of-sight-out-of-mind frame of mind regarding mowing.

Anyone else in need of some motivation to get going on your mowing? If so, this piece on grass pollen allergy may give you a bit of incentive.

Read article: Grass Pollen Allergy

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