March 20th is the Spring Equinox…the day that winter is officially over and done with and for many, the time frame where lawn care starts to re-enter the picture after all of the snow and rain has worked it’s magic. Oddly enough, it’s a very BangShifty time…the lawn care tools get broken out, checked over and if Mother Nature is kind to you, you get to put them to use. And I’m sorry if you don’t agree, but there is something very therapeutic about getting out and mowing the lawn and getting your property sorted out and cleaned up. It’s like facial hair…after letting it go all winter, it’s time to ditch the Grizzly Adams look and clean up some. The same goes for the grass…it’s time to get things cleaned up after letting it go all winter long.
One thing that is still a pain to deal with when it comes to lawn care is the removal of the clippings. This doesn’t apply if you’ve got a bag system on your mower or your lawn is only slightly bigger than your driveway, but here at BangShift Mid-West, there’s over an acre of quick-growing grass that needs to be dealt with when the mowing is done, and I don’t have a mower with a bag system. The one that I borrow gets overwhelmed quickly and the piles of clippings I have at the edge of the property only serve to irritate the neighbors and to provide composting material for the garden. It’d be nice to have a cleaner method of dealing with the residual effects…and after seeing this video, I believe the answer lies with a few expensive (but worth it) Lego kits and a remote-control system. Check it out!