Signs of Spring and the Future of Life and Lawns

By Allyn Paul, filed under Lawn Tips, Life & Lawns.

perfect lawn stripesI’m watching the Daytona 500 right now and the infield there is perfectly green and striped nicely (it’s 81 degrees in Florida!). To me, the running at Daytona is the first sign that Spring is near. In addition, today’s weather in Chicagoland is around 40 degrees, windy and rainy; a perfect Spring-day-prelude. The next sign will be my crocus flowers popping, and I will be sure to share pictures.

With all that in mind, I figured I’d share some of my upcoming lawn and landscape tips with you, and also share a little about what I hope to accomplish with this blog, Life and Lawns.

(1) Upcoming Major Lawn and Landscape Tips and Advice

  • The first major addition to Life and Lawns will be a video post about “How to Perform a True Spring Clean-up.” My very good buddy and fellow lawn pro Bryan from Monkey Crash will be assisting with the video (he is not aware of that yet! ;) )
  • Another very informative series will tell you step by step “How to Build a Simple Retaining Wall.” A related post will teach you “How to Build Simple, Clean Landscape Border.”
  • I will also be showing you “How to Split and Transplant Hostas and Other Perennials.”
  • Finally, and most importantly, I will give you 2 or 3 ways on “How to Stripe Your Lawn Like a Golf Course Fairway.” This one will be a first on the internet as far as I can tell. I have always marvelled at the way Major League Baseball outfields look so perfectly striped. It’s done the same was as golf course fairways and NASCAR track infields. I know how it’s done, and I’ll teach you how.

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(2) The Future of Life and Lawns

I’ve only just entered the blog world during the Summer of 2007. My good buddy Julio got me into it. I had a free Google blog for a while and then moved here later in 2007. Since then, my readership has tripled, and the search engines are sending lots of searchers here daily. I sincerely hope the advice I offer is helpful. I want all of you to be obsessed with your lawn like me! ;)

As far as the next few years go:I’d certainly love it if this blog takes off and I’m able to offer more professionally produced video posts. I’d like to find a sponsor who’d finance some of the production. Eventually, it’d be great if I could be on HGTV (why are you laughing at me?) … but I don’t have pretty long hair or a baby face like those guys. I’m just a regular dude with an attitude and a knack for being too blunt at the wrong time. Whatever happens, I’ll always be in love with my lawn!

Ramble Ramble… Don’t forget folks, subscribe to my feed so you don’t miss any free tips! Your comments and questions are always welcome.


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9 Responses to “Signs of Spring and the Future of Life and Lawns”

  1. Susan Kishner Says:
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    I found your site on technorati and read a few of your other posts. Keep up the good work. I just added your RSS feed to my Google News Reader. Looking forward to reading more from you.

    Susan Kishner

  2. Emma Says:
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    I really like your blog. I think it is possible for you to get that gig on HGTV one of these days. Keep up the great work! Emma

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  4. Allyn Paul Says:
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    Hi Emma, thanks for the kind words!
    Be sure to join in the discussion anytime.

  5. Josh Says:
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    Al, what’s your opinion of spending the majority of your time on your front lawn? I have a smaller front yard and an enormous backyard. Given my schedule, I know I will not be able to make the backyard look like a putting green. Is it permissible (in the Life and Lawns community) to just spend time on the front lawn, and only cut the back?

  6. Allyn Paul Says:
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    I think it’s fine to make the front look best as it is easier to manage.
    It can be difficult to water the back lawn if it’s that big anyway.
    BTW–you should still fert the back because that only takes 5 minutes 4-5 times a year.
    Plus, ya gotta have time to watch NASCAR on Sunday afternoon!

  7. Josh Says:
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    You’d better believe it, Uncle Cousin Brother Grandpa!

  8. Bryan Says:
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    You are my Sodfather. I will be glad to help.

  9. Jean Says:
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    I own Lawn Leaders, Inc.
    We are very small and do lawn installations mostly in Porter Co. Also, this year we are starting the rent (in NWIN) and sell a temporary, above ground irrigation system:

    We are going to be adding an affiliate’s page. I would like to add a link to your site. It is funny and I think our customers will enjoy it (I sure do!). In the future, my blog will be more focused on gardening-type activities. We are also adding links to cool gardening products so let me know if you know of any.

    We get asked ALL THE TIME about weeds and such. We just install, so to would be wonderful to have someone we could refer customers too.
    Let me know your thoughts.

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