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Men and their Lawns

by CountryLife Gardening | Jun 16, 2015

When I think about men and the garden, one thing keeps popping into my mind - Lawn Care!
Father’s Day is coming up this weekend and here at CountryLife HQ we’ve been trying to decide what to do for all the Fathers out there to celebrate.

When I think about men and the garden, one thing keeps popping into my mind - Lawn Care!

I don’t really understand the obsession a lot of men have with this perfectly manicured lawn, personally I think planting schemes and colour are far more interesting. So I decided to educate myself on the matter and dived deep into the World Wide Web to see just why men love their lawns so much.

Turns out its pretty simply really, I would some it up as pride & peace. Having a well-manicured lawn is a point of pride for most men, it sends a message to neighbours that basically says “look I’ve got my life together” and as for the peace well having to spend all that time looking after the garden gives them an escape from their lovely wife and kids apparently ;)

To help give you a better understanding I’ve pulled together some of the best answers I found to Why do you love lawn care so much?

  • Your lawn is one of the first things people see when they look at your house. It is a point of personal pride and it gets you compliments - what more could you want
  • A nice garden gets you respect from neighbours and you become an example for others and hope for them to do the same. Would you want to look at someone's crappy front yard every time you drive down the street?
  • Why do you shave your face? Why wash your car? Why shine your shoes? Get some personal pride!!
  • Well as long as I'm outside the wife can't nag at me
  • It doesn't take THAT much more work to have a nice lawn. It is a matter of personal pride. It is a reflection of the Man
  • Anyone asking this question must not have a wife and kids
  • I was born a poor our lawn was nothing but weeds and sand. I told myself that someday, I'd have me a plush, green lawn. And that's all I'd need--a plush, green lawn

In order to celebrate and wish all the Dad’s out there a “Happy Father’s Day” we’re giving Double Loyalty Points on all Lawn Care products and 20% OFF all Garden Chemicals from Wednesday 17th until Sunday 21st of June.

Written by Natasha, CountryLife HQ

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