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Old 04-03-09, 04:15 PM   #1
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Default Natural lawn mowing

The only truly natural way to keep a lawn trimmed is to use herbivores to do the job rather then some noisy, expensive machine. I use sheep to mow my lawn, they operate quietly and fertilize (with rabbit raisin-sized pellets) as they mow. The main trick is to do as they do in Scotland and fence off the plants (mainly perennials and shrubs) that you don't want them to eat. They LOVE wild onions and this plant quickly disappears (along with Japanese honeysuckle) from any sheep mowed lawn. A fringe benefit of this self-reproducing lawn mowing service is that it will occasionally put meat on the table when I thin out the surplus sheep. I have a riding mower, but its been in mothballs since last summer for lack of use.

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