I mowed this time around and I made sure the grass got blown into rows as I mowed because we rake all the clippings up afterwards.
We use these clippings in compost, to stop erosion, and as mulch in the garden and rose beds. It usually takes about as long to rake and gather the clippings as it does to mow. An entire day. With two or more of us working.
I took some 'during' pictures. All the grass mowed into rows.
|Our dog, Callista, in her pen that I just mowed|
|Callista's enclosure, the 'Paddock,' she lives here because she wanders off (She's 15) if she's let out.|
|Side yard, two butterfly bushes, a rose bush, and a bit of our magnolia tree|
|Our garden, already all raked. Blueberries on the left, okra on the right|
|Mowed except on the left, need the smaller push mower for that bit.|
|What we call our 'baseball' field, even though no one ever plays baseball. You can see the rows of grass|
|More of the garden!|
|Side yard and clippings|
I don't have any pictures of our front yard or back yard or other side yard, either. Lots and lots of mowing!