gryd wrote:You mean to tell me your wife does this with you? My wife won't so much as pick up a stick! In fact she hates the fact that I'm all into lawn care even though I'd probably be a lazy sack if I didn't get out there and work on the yard.
If you don't mind me asking I see you included your wife in your username. Is that because she's involved in lawn care like you (which is cool) or is it because you're so madly in love with her that you must include her in your username? Don't tell me if it's the latter of the 2. I like to think that the rest of the world us b*tched at by their wives like I am!
Gryd, First off, I realize you're joking and aren't being obnoxious! Please don't misconstrue my delay in replying as my being angry or upset -- I know this probably seems hard to believe in this interconnected age, but I've been away from internet access for the last three days, and haven't been able to even see your posts, much less reply!gryd wrote:Ken,
You know I'm just messing with you. You have a beautiful home!
Anyway, I'm definitely blessed to be able to say that my wife has indeed been working on the lawn with me! Still better, we've found that there are certain aspects of lawn care that one of us enjoys that the other isn't keen on. (Kind of like Jack Sprat and his wife.)
I (Ken) get to do all the mowing. (Nancy mowed once once while I was gone on a business trip and decided that I must be crazy for enjoying to cut the grass!)
However, I can't stand significant amounts of hand-weeding, while Nancy finds it relaxing. A couple weeks ago, she hand-weeded most of the front lawn. Talk about tenacity...
Then, this past weekend, I wasn't quite able to finish spreading lime on the yard before having to tackle other chores, so Nancy got an introduction to running the drop spreader and finished the application. The next morning she even hustled out there and got the Milorganite spread, too! (I consider this to be practically miraculous, as she even knows where it comes from -- although she'd rather not think about it!)
That said, I do confess to being pretty smitten...
Anyway, enough about us -- we're supposed to be talking about lawns!
I still find myself second-guessing the plan to put down a 90% FF / 10% KBG mix in the back yard. I really like the appeal of an all-KBG lawn which would fill in its own holes, but conventional wisdom seems to be that KBG can't stand the shade...