I still remember the day I went to the allergist and learned that I had something called “hay fever.” I don’t know why they didn’t call it “everything-outside fever,” but the affliction certainly didn’t allow me to escape having to complete outdoor chores for the family. My parents still demanded that I mow our front and back lawn on a regular basis — although, under the doctor’s advisement, I could only do it while wearing some kind of face mask that made me feel like a ninja. Mind you, I never actually looked like a ninja.
Enough about childhood trauma! Let’s talk about adulthood trauma, instead. Sadly, it still involves the maintenance of lawns — but, having long since moved out of my parents’ house, these lawns are my own to maintain. We’re on relatively good speaking terms today — my lawns and me, that is. I talk to the front lawn every time I back out of the driveway. The one-sided conversation usually involves one swear word or two, given its typically sad (and ever-so-silent) state.
There’s nothing inherently wrong with the grass, it’s just that it doesn’t want to grow evenly throughout the year. I live in Seattle, where it rains all the time (well, not all the time, but most of the time). It’s usually well watered, but there are certain summer months when the clouds run dry… and I forget to turn on the sprinklers. If my yard took care of me the way I take care of it, I’m guessing it would have left me for greener pastures years ago.
I just hate expending so much energy trying to keep nature doing what it should be doing on its own… naturally. Not to say that house lawns are truly “natural,” but the grass only grows when it’s given the right elements. Sunshine? Check, usually. Water? Check, usually. A green thumb? Not so much. I needed something simple to get the job done — to set the stage for success. That’s where the effortlessness (yes, that’s a word) of the Scotts® Snap® Spreader System spurred me to action, armed with the belief that it could really be easy to grow a lush lawn. I’m very grateful that I was provided with this tool — a welcome, wheeled gem in the array of outdoor gear that usually lays dormant in the garage.
If your lawn makes you yawn, too, you might be interested in taking better care of it with the Scotts® Snap® Spreader System. It’s kinda like a lawn gadget for geeks. You can snap in several types of lawn maintenance granules and wheel around the grid in no time flat. I’m appreciative of hardware that makes my life easier, and keeping the neighbors from calling the lawn abuse police is an added bonus. Don’t laugh.
So, after pushing the Scotts® Snap® Spreader System cart (with a fertilizer bag attached) effortlessly over the winter-worn lawns, I now get to sit back, relax, and wait for the grass to spring up. I had a few seemingly dead patches that needed a fair amount of attention in the front yard, though I’m grateful the damage wasn’t widespread. I like a colorful front yard, so long as the colors aren’t indicative of a lack of care.
I do care, and I also notice when processes work out well (especially when results are indirectly proportional to the amount of attention given). So if the merest mention of lawn care makes you moan and groan, perhaps you just need better tools on hand? That yard isn’t going to maintain itself!
When I was finished with the Spreader System, I folded over the handle (for compact storage), removed the Snap Pac (which self-sealed upon removal), and didn’t worry about the dogs getting into what was left on the lawn (since the fertilizer is kid and pet friendly).
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