10 fun things to do (instead of mowing the lawn)
Fed up of mowing your grass every week? Leave your lawn to the experts at MegaMow (the first cut is FREE) and spend your time doing something fun instead.
Spring has sprung! And that means our gardens are coming back to life. Buds are appearing, flowers unfurling and grass is growing.
It’s a gorgeous time of year – warmer weather, longer days and the promise of summer still yet to come. The downside, though, is that with all that renewed life and growth – we’re now tied in to mowing our lawns each weekend.
Frankly, it can be a bit of a drag, can’t it. Hauling the mower out of the shed, making sure you’ve got petrol, or untangling the extra long extension lead, pushing the mower back and forth, then clearing up the cut grass before the kids or the dog trample it inside.
And that’s why we love MegaMow – the no-nonsense lawn mowing experts who make regular visits to your property to clip your lawns – so that you can reclaim your weekends and spend your time doing the fun stuff.
The MegaMow service is super simple to use. Just book in and pay online, and the lawn cutting experts will come with their own equipment and cut your grass regularly during the growing season – from March to November – leaving it neat and tidy.
We’re all about the fun stuff here at Muddy – so while the lawn cutting experts at MegaMow are giving your grass the perfect cut we’ve come up with 10 things we’d much rather do with our free time.
1/ Picnic in your own back yard
With the rules of lockdown lifting and up to six people allowed to meet up outdoors from Mon 29 March, it’s a brilliant time to catch up with friends. Prepare a picnic, put the wine on ice and gather five of your nearest and dearest for a long-overdue catch up.
2/ Read a book
Finding time to do something simple like reading a book can be a challenge – so reclaim some quiet me-time on the weekend, instead of mowing the lawn! Fill the bath with bubbles, light a scented candle, grab a book and lock the goddamn door. You have at least an hour before someone realises you’re MIA.
3/ Get back to nature
The sun is shining and the blossom is out. And after Mon 29 March, we’re allowed to travel outside our local areas – so let’s make the most of it. Pile the dog and kids in the car, and head slightly further afield. Check our guide to blossom hotspots in Sussex for inspiration.
4/ Bake scones and eat them
Who doesn’t love a freshly baked scone, straight from the oven, slathered in jam and clotted cream? Even better, enjoy them with freshly brewed coffee, sitting out on a rug on your lawn.
5/ Play a game of boules
All you need is a set of balls and a small area of lawn and you’re good to go. The rules of this traditional French garden game are simple – throw the boules as close as possible to the jack, while trying to knock your rivals boules out of the way. Simples! It’s a good game to enjoy with the family – and will bring some spring Continental vibes to your garden.
6/ Take a trip down memory lane
When was the last time you looked through your childhood photo albums or home videos? Chance are it was years ago. So now that you’ve freed up an extra hour or so of your weekends, there’s time to re-live your teenager years. Go on, you know you want to!
7/ Write a letter
Yes, an actual letter. Using pen and paper. Letter writing feels like a forgotten art form in today’s highly digital world – so go back to basics. There are three good reasons to write a letter – you’ll make someone else happy, handwriting stimulates creativity, and writing promotes mindfulness.
8/ Go for a swim
From the end of the month leisure centres including swimming pools will reopen. And the benefits of swimming are well-known – as well as great stress reliever, swimming is low impact, gives a full body workout and burns calories.
9/ Plant some flowers in your garden
Your lawn is looking lovely, so brighten up your borders with some flowers. Spring is the perfect time to plant summer flowering bulbs in your garden like lilies, dahlias and freesias.
10/ Research and book a mini break
Make the most of those new lockdown freedoms and book a mini-break. You don’t even have to go far – there are some fabulous hotels, cottages and glamping options right on our doorstep. Check out Muddy’s Weekend Escapes guide for inspiration.