Category: Lawn

  • I Endorse…

    The following products for a great backyard experience. 1. Cabela’s Chaise Loungers. (thanks dad)2. Chargrill Pro Deluxe Charcoal Grill.3. Dewalt’s Portable radio tuned to a classic rock station. I don’t know if this is a complete list, but it sure feels like it right now.  If has any doubts about the effiectivness of this set […]

  • Mowing the lawn

    Since this is the “Angry Gardner” maybe I’ll post something semi related to gardening. I mowed my lawn last night. I discovered something, the  lawnmower works much, much better with the blade sharpened and not put on backwards. Huh! Who would have thunked it.  Apparently, last time I sharpened the blade I put it so […]

  • I Hate July Yard Work.

    Really, July is for camping, BBQs, and hanging out in the A/C with friends and family. It is not for mowing the lawn, weeding, or any other sort of work outside. However, those are just the activities that have spent this Saturday doing. I am beat. It may be atonement for the Friday that I […]

  • Dig a Hole, Fill It Up

    Planted the lilac bush and the peach tree today. I don’t want to overstate things, but at least with concrete you can use a sledgehammer. The clay in west side of the Salt Lake valley is horrible. So it takes forever to dig the hole and then you just turn around and fill the dang […]

  • Busy To The Point Of Despreration

    This was the first Saturday that I have had free in a long time. So I had lots to do. My sister wanted to go to the zoo, the lawn wanted to be mowed and trimmed, the ward wanted me to cook dinner, and I wanted to sleep. Guess who got what they wanted? The […]

  • Last Mowing of the Year

    Well I wanted to get the year-end lawn mowing done before the storm that is coming tomorrow, and of course it is also Logan’s birthday party. So I was super busy.  I was surprised how long the grass has gotten.  I had to rake it and put in back in my “compost” pile.

  • Scruch Your Way to Happiness.

    Fall always make me happy. It is a time when you can look at the garden failure of this year, and plot how next year things will be different. I am the biggest optimist that you will ever meet; I am pretty sure everything is work like crap, but I am going to give it […]

  • Hand watering works.

    In July I spent less money and had a better looking lawn than last year.  July’s water bill was $78 and was even a hotter month than it was last year.  So a grand success all around except for the stupid dog that thinks that my sprinklers are nothing but interactive chew toys that she […]

  • Mowing the Lawn

    An exercise in agony.  I tried to mow the lawn last night, and it dang near put me in an ambulance.  Our neighbor had said that she would send her boys over to do it, but I didn’t want them to have to clean up my mess.  Between the gate and the vacation it hasn’t […]

  • What’s So Glorious About Morning Anyway?

    I hate morning glory. My lawn is completely infested with that horrible (and tough as nails) weed. Right now it is the only thing in my backyard that is green. I have been told by our gardener at work that I need to hit it once a week with 24-D for the rest of the […]