I have a love / hate relationship with the great outdoors.
When it came time to buy a house, my first question wasn’t how big the front and back yards would be… but how small. With allergies, I just don’t have much time to pay attention to things that grow with sun, soil, and water. I love observing landscapes from afar, though. Maintenance isn’t my idea of a “good time.”
Some people love to spend hours (and days) on end grooming every square inch of their property. I’m not that kind of guy. I want to spend five minutes or so sprinkling whatever needs to be sprinkled, then head back indoors to enjoy the comforts of controlled climates. Yes, I realize I live in the “Emerald City,” so named for the insane amount of green in the lush, picturesque Pacific Northwest region. But, again, I can admire beauty from afar (and not want to spend a lot of time working on my own scrap of land).
So, when I was given the opportunity to try Scotts® Snap® Spreader System, I jumped. We’re heading out of the rainy season up here, and my lawn fared less than fairly well last summer (because I didn’t turn on a sprinkler during the dry months). My front lawn needs a bit of love. It’s embarrassing when I see neighbors walk by staring, pointing, and giggling. Is it really that obvious? I had to do something about it. There’s a dizzying array of options on the market, though. Since I love walking through home improvement stores and browsing through similar catalogs and websites, I’m well aware of what I could be doing better.
The Scotts Snap system seems simple enough for a nature neophyte like me to handle — and that’s exactly the kind of tool I’m looking for in relation to fertilization. When you work with software all day long, you get used to pointing and clicking. It should be equally as easy to get my lawn looking better. There’s nothing complicated about the process, which decreases my apprehension and increases the possibility of me actually having a nice lawn this year.
Until this point, I had been considering replacing the front yard with artificial grass (that’s made to look like real grass, and not the astroturf stuff you might find on any given sport field). While lawn maintenance would certainly be easier, there’s something that you lose when you go with a non-organic solution. It’s not like I’m dealing with miles and miles of lawn, either — just that I know I’m the one who has to deal with it when it starts looking spotty.
Don’t feel too jealous, though, because I’ll be giving away a separate Scotts Snap Spreader System to one of you at some point in the near future (stay tuned to this blog or any one of my social media connection points for details and a full review of the product once it’s hit the grass). All you need to do is “Like” Snap Perks on Facebook and leave a comment on the post detailing why you need one. You could very well have a very lucky lawn if you participate in the giveaway!