#ThoughtsFromTerry Dispatch w.14.2018
One day, my yard will look like this. 😀
Scalp the Lawn
It’s spring, and that means my allergies are about to start going crazy. The main reason is, I am allergic to grass. Yea, the perfect excuse to not mow my own yard...right?
Well, this last week I was texting back and forth with my yard guy who was scheduling the spring yard scalping, and it's been a little challenging since the grass has been wet due to rain. Finally, we got it all scheduled and he came out and got it taken care of, and the yard is getting off to a good start. Looks like rain is coming these next few days as well, so that will be perfect!
What is lawn scalping? (From the pros)
Lawn scalping involves cutting your grass at the lowest or nearly the lowest setting on your mower in order to remove dormant grass and promote spring growth. Most grass lies dormant during the winter, so scalping can help jumpstart its transition into spring growth. Cutting your lawn really short in the spring lets more sunlight get to that soil and warms it up faster, helping the grass come out of winter dormancy. Not only does lawn scalping promote growth, but it also thwarts diseases, which many homeowners know can be a source of constant frustration. Scalping your lawn eliminates a layer of thatch, and thatch holds moisture. Unless it is removed in the spring, it will provide a haven for diseases in your yard.
So why the thoughts on scalping today? Well, it makes me think about how important it is in our own lives to every now and then have natural “scalp” sessions. When is the last time you sat down and reviewed your schedule and scalped it? Cut out unnecessary meetings or events to allow new growth to happen? How about reviewing your morning or evening routine? Does something need to be scalped and removed allowing a different outcome?
It’s springtime in the Western Hemisphere, a perfect time to dig in and identify some areas in your life that need a good scalping. Let’s create some margins and space in our lives allowing new growth this spring.
“Every act of creation is first of all an act of destruction.” - Picasso
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