Mowing Lawns, Habits and Delegation

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It’s been a few weeks since I have mowed a lawn. When you have a soon to be college senior doing hiswoman mowing the lawninternship but living at home, the job gets delegated. I was thinking this morning that I will be mowing again in the coming weeks — and how I go about mowing my lawn.

If I don’t say so myself, I am an expert at mowing lawns — I’ve been pushing and riding lawnmowers since I was about 8 years old. I’ve mowed many different yards, and my yard in Indianapolis hundreds of times.

And when I start to mow it, I don’t even think about it, I get on the (John Deere) mower and get started. I’ve found a pattern and an approach that works best. I mow the front and back in a very specific and particular way. I haven’t always mowed it this way; I’ve developed a preferred approach over time.

I’ve also noticed that when my wife Lori mows it, she doesn’t do it exactly how I do (in part because her Dad taught her some different strategies than I...(register to read more)

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