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Old 12-06-2017, 07:53 AM
 
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My husband is fairly obsessive about the lawn. We live on a corner lot so we have lots of visibility. He edges, mows, week eats, etc. Sometimes twice a week. Weed/feed, fertilizer, turns on the sprinklers all the time. I put in flowers in the three flower beds - periwinkles that are low maintenance, Portulaca around the tree as it requires little water. Set it and forget it.

I don't get it either! He is 71 years old and I beg him to get a lawn service. Texas heat is pretty bad in the summer, and there he is, out there sweating and messing with the lawn....doesn't want me to help him, etc.
Your post got me thinking about why men and their lawns. I thought about some out of state friends stopping by a few years ago and their high school age girls and friend raving about the lawn. It caught me off guard and then I realized they were talking about playing field hockey on it. Perhaps many men have a love ❤️ of their lawns because it brings to mind a well groomed football field, a perfect soccer pitch or great golfing links. How about a infield that gave a ball a true bounce. As more woman growing up playing outdoor sports age we may see even more of them in love with their own pitch. My lawn is Bermuda and I associate it with soccer pitch and golf links.
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Old 12-07-2017, 08:18 PM
 
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The other day, I noticed one of my perfect lawn retired neighbors using one of those picker-upper devices to retrieve leaves, one by one. Huh?
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Old 12-08-2017, 01:39 PM
 
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The other day, I noticed one of my perfect lawn retired neighbors using one of those picker-upper devices to retrieve leaves, one by one. Huh?
What did he do with them after he picked them up and how many did you actually see him pick up?
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Old 12-08-2017, 07:01 PM
 
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He was putting them in a trash bag. I only watched for a few moments trying to figure out what he was picking up. Thought it was litter at first. To each his own...I have no way of knowing why this activity is important to him. We all have our reasons...just piques my curiosity as does a lot of human behavior.
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Old 12-09-2017, 06:25 AM
 
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He was putting them in a trash bag. I only watched for a few moments trying to figure out what he was picking up. Thought it was litter at first. To each his own...I have no way of knowing why this activity is important to him. We all have our reasons...just piques my curiosity as does a lot of human behavior.
As a lawn fan I must admit I also wonder. I have some possible speculative guesses.
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