I Just Mowed My Lawn With A Weed Whacker

I just mowed my lawn with a weed whacker.

Well, I tried to any way. We’ll see whether the wife thinks I managed to do it or not. I may update you with what she thinks, but I may not. It depends how favorably it reflects upon me.

I only have a total area of grass of about 20 feet by 2 feet. I’m heavily guestimating here, as I’m too lazy to go out and measure. We just moved into a new house recently and one of the big features for me was the tiny lawn. The houses are still six feet apart, but tiny amounts of lawn. Coming from a town home, this is still cool.

Of course, at the town home I didn’t have to maintain the yard at all. That was another unit; my unit’s responsibility was water. I haven’t had to take care of a lawn for 9 years, since I lived in Omaha. That yard was huge, and took around 3 hours to mow around two times a week.

I hated it.

Here, the developer’s rep suggested just using a weed whacker. I’ve tried it once so far and it didn’t seem to go too bad. We’ll see if it works long term. I got a cordless one and found out that trying to use it as a mower is a bit more than the battery was intended for. Had to stop partway and recharge it once to finish. Still, not too bad.

Heck, it beats mowing a full size yard with a normal mower. I’ll take it.


About David S. Atkinson

David S. Atkinson enjoys typing about himself in the third person, although he does not generally enjoy speaking in such a fashion. However, he is concerned about the Kierkegaard quote "Once you label me you negate me." He worries that if he attempts to define himself he will, in fact, nullify his existence...
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2 Responses to I Just Mowed My Lawn With A Weed Whacker

  1. JeremyMorong says:

    Those old-fashioned reel mowers work very well on small lawns and are completely quiet. I used one on my old mid-sized lawn before we moved. So if you get tired of weed whacking, there’s your next step. Related, I really miss that lawn… 😦

    • Turns out, I don’t even have to mow the long section by the curb. The HOA does that. I just have to do the two short sections by the house. Given that they’re only two feet deep, a mower really doesn’t make sense. Half the area is edging and a mower just couldn’t get it well.

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