Power Up Your Lawn, Power Up Your Life in 2014


As cold winds blow throughout North America, and days start to get a touch longer, we come to the beginning of another year. When you turned the page on 2013, if you are like most people, you made some resolutions. Get in shape. Stop Smoking. Get a new job. How about adding one more resolution to your list, something you maybe had not considered before? Why not power up your lawn?


Why not make 2014 the year that you finally say goodbye to brown patches and unsightly weeds forever? Why not make this the year you finally resolve to build your magnificent dream lawn; One that your neighbors will stare at in disbelief for hours? Even better, why not use lawn care as a means to accomplish all of your New Year’s Resolutions?


  1. Exercise more, and let your lawn help. It probably comes as no surprise that mowing the lawn is great exercise. Get a lawn mower, and get mowing! Mowing your lawn once a week can be a great workout. Add this to a regular workout schedule and watch the pounds melt away.


  1. Quit smoking by working in the garden. When you get the urge to put a cigarette in your hands, head out to the garden and keep your hands busy with a spade and some dirt instead. As a side benefit, you can save money by growing your own herbs and vegetables (see resolution #3 for more on this benefit).


  1. Eat better by growing your own food. Grow healthy veggies in your garden like carrots, onions, and sweet potatoes! In the fall, you will have all kinds of great fresh vegetables and fruits to eat. Your body will thank you!


  1. Save a little extra money by doing your own lawn work. Have you been paying a landscaping service or a kid in your neighborhood to mow your lawn or do other yard work? Why not save some money and try mowing it yourself, laying your own sod, and trimming your own hedges this year! Keep your savings in a jar and buy yourself something nice at the end of the summer.


  1. Spend more time with your family. Get your spouse, your kids, your pets, and any other family members together, get into the lawn and the garden, and get to work! They say, after all, that the family that takes care of their lawn together stays together.


  1. Learn something new. Pick an outdoor task you have never done before like laying down sod, or building raised beds for your flowers, or trimming hedges teach yourself to do it, and go out and get that task done.


Remember that you can kill two birds with one stone by using lawn care to power up not only your lawn, but your own life as well. Let 2014 be the year that you and your lawn transform into something awesome.