August 13, 2014 | Volume 101 / Number 33

Lawn Care, Then & Now

If you are fretting about how much time it takes to keep a lovely yard, remember when:

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• Lawn mowers were push reel mowers and those really got uptown with the addition of a grass catcher.

• Rototillers for the flower bed or garden.

• All of the hoses and sprinklers you got to move from spot to spot. No underground sprinklers with automatic timers.

And when did Miracle-Gro become available? Fertilizing the lovely yard was a chore, plus you needed a farmer/rancher friend.

Then there was the plus side. Remember kids running through the sprinklers, or the showers you got just moving...

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