Quoted from OLDPINGUY:
I thoroughly enjoy my garden and growing flowers, edibles, etc.
I hate this whole lawn mowing concept.
Ive been mowing lawns for 45 years! Id prefer if I could at least eat, display, or smoke the cuttings!
(I have tried many other ground covers)
They have this artificial grass I looked at that is freaking amazing. It was $$$$ though but we visited some yards where it had been installed and it looks amazing.
I used to mow my own yard but then my kids were born. I decided I would rather spend saturday morning playing with them than doing yard work, so I started paying someone.
I think that is all about to change though. We are having a landscaper come in May to regrade the yard, change some stuff around and do new sod. Now that the kids are older I think I'll use the opportunity to switch back to doing it ourselves and teach them how to take care of a yard (once I learn again).