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June 5, 2013

Lawn Optimization

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Ada —

This is important. Four minutes is an amount of time that the mind can tolerate. People who train can hold their breaths for four minutes. You can endure a lot of pain as long as you don’t have to do it for more than four minutes.

So the front yard is a piece of cake.

The back yard, by way of contrast, is a pill. It can take anywhere between 45 minutes and an hour, depending upon how much debris I have to mow over. The back yard only divides naturally into four zones. That means that, even on a good day, these zones on the average take more than ten minutes to complete.

In the world of mowing, ten minutes is an eternity.

Try holding your breath for ten minutes. You’d pass out.

My plan is--and I’ve already piloted it--to redefine my mowing zones. I will divide the natural mowing regions further. This will be done in a natural manner as well, but I will use my deeper knowledge of the geography of my lawn to better refine the process.

Yes, we will retain our NALM accreditation, but we will do it with less work...er...more efficiency.

 

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