Yes, it’s mid-April here in the frozen north but we are still pretty frozen. In fact, the forecast for this evening is for more snow. Somehow, no matter when our magnolias bloom, they always get snowed upon and ruined.
Perhaps you thought that I was exaggerating last week when said that spring was a “non-season” for us. I wasn’t. It stays cold later each year. It snows into May quite often. There’s no reliable early growing season.
But the idea that lawns could need mowing a second time right now is ludicrous. I know this personally. I walk here all the time. Unless they’re just making work for their landscape crew–which is not helpful to the health of the lawns–there is no justification for this.
And I will save my tirade about pollution completely. But this is just wasteful on so many levels!
This is one of many reasons why I can not longer work for so-called ‘landscape’ companies. I tried, but found that I was only there to enhance their credibility as they maximized the expenditures of their clients. We literally killed trees by various means, charged clients to remove the deceased trees, and then charged them to replant new trees, merely to start the process over again.
Ugh, how frustrating. I think it’s terrible having to listen to the noise pollution that these guys create (never mind the actual pollution from the machines). But they probably haven’t killed the lawn (although I think they did kill a young dogwood with all their fertilizers). But it’s not my yard–I can’t complain, sadly.