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Gerard Worm
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Joined:
24/01/2012
Last Updated:
29/01/2012
Location:
Kununurra, WA, Australia
Climate Zone:
Wet/Dry Tropical
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Guilt Free Lawn Mower.

Posted by Gerard Worm over 11 years ago

A guilt-free way to manage lawns.

After a little research and thanks to an Australian internet site that supplies scythes, I aquired a great tool that will last a lifetime and solve my lawn maintenance problems. 

As my wife and I currently rent a small unit with a good size yard, we have lots of lawn, after our garden space, that we are required to keep trimmed.  It took about an hour and 6 blisters to get my posture and motion near to correct, or at least to were I felt comfortable. Once I got into the swing of it, the grass just kept piling up in a windrow beside me as I crept along. I also reckon that with a little more practise I could out run a small power mower and definately a whipper-snipper.  The other cool thing about using a scythe is that it has a sort of calming effect on the user.  The regular swoosh sounds and rythmic body motion somehow seem to bring on a feeling of peace and tranquility, unlike the acoustic, vibrational chaos of a power mower

The scythe is an old tool that I will now recommend to anyone wanting a sustainable solution to lawn maintenance.  This clip is of myself after about 15 minutes of use (Not yet great technique).

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Andrew Ramponi
Andrew Ramponi : I've had so much trouble with a (probably inferior quality) petrol strimmer, humming and hawing about taking it in for a professional service. Now I have decided what to do with the £70 instead of paying someone else for their expertise with engines! Thanks.
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Type: Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) course
Teacher: Geoff Lawton
Location: PRI, Zaytuna Farm, NSW, Aust.
Date: Jan 2012
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