I walk every morning around from one end of Lake Shore Blvd., down one of the streets that start near the beach and then back over one of the numbered streets like 4th, 5th, or 6th. There is something that has caught my attention, and I want to know if my fellow St. Cloudians have made the same observation — lawn care, good or bad seems to be contagious.
Why do some streets have all nice lawns?
On certain streets along my route, all of the grass and landscaping looks very nice and well taken care of. Perhaps there is some type of friendly neighborhood competition going on? Or maybe it’s because when your next door neighbor mows his grass, and then your grass has that week old growth, even though the week old might not actually be that bad, it sure does look like it when you see his nice freshly mowed grass line. There is just something so lovely about freshly cut grass.
And other streets have a lawn care epidemic?
Although we are lucky to be living in a little paradise here in the “Cloud,” I also find that just a few streets away from any given beautified street, there can be the opposite problem. Certain streets seem to have an abundance of unmowed grass and overgrown shrubs. Why is that? Is it the same as the well-maintained streets – is the peer pressure to only mow occasionally instead of regularly? On the streets where lawn maintenance is lax, you will find not just one or two houses wanting for some lawn TLC, but you will find house after house. Do your own little experiment and see if this is true for you too – next time you are driving around St. Cloud, mix up your route a bit and check out a few streets.
Healthy Lawns are Good for All of Us
Well, one thing I know for sure is that weeds and grass blights and fungus are definitely contagious. We have one neighborhood we service that has been fighting a grass fungus for years now. We constantly see people in this neighborhood re-sodding their lawns. It’s important to keep your weeds under control by regular mowing, over-seeding and the occasional spray when needed. We like to use John’s Grove of Saint Cloud for any type of grass maintenance that requires pest control.
Happy mowing Saint Cloud! Enjoy your gardens.