Call it my lawn mower passion if you want, but I have always had a thing for lawn mowers. Technically I have always had a thing for money too…even as a kid. So when I made my very first dollar by mowing a neighbor’s yard, that’s when I became a lawn maintenance enthusiast at age ten. Mowing was my way to earn my keep.
After a few seasons of mowing lawns as a tiny business, I started to learn more about different grass types as well as lawn mower maintenance. I needed to separate myself from the competition so I wanted to be as knowledgeable as possible. My customers always appreciated me being able to give them answers to different lawn questions they had. I wanted to be a true professional, even as a teenager.
When it was time to head to college I knew I would be taking courses related to my landscaping business. I slowly became a real expert in turf management. To go among with it, I knew I needed to be just as educated about the machines I used to manicure all these landscapes. My goal was to be as well-rounded a lawn guru as humanly possible. That may be the first time anyone has used the words “well rounded” and “lawn guru” in the same sentence!