So, the thing about edging your lawn with a steak knife is that it takes a really really long time. It's not just that either; because it takes such a long time you are way more susceptible to fire ant bites (they're baaaaaack). And also you can't help but notice that the neighbors are snickering behind your back. Oh, and it ruins your steak knife.
What's that you say? You're not supposed to edge your lawn with a steak knife? An edger.....oh, like that edger we have that cost us a hundred dollars last year and doesn't do a dang thing? Right. Tried that.
Nearly chopped off my toe, scratched my car and electrocuted myself all at the same time. All that and it didn't even edge the lawn.
The thing about Texas grass is that it grows sideways. I don't get it either, it has these runners that shoot out sideways instead of roots that go downwards. I have to apologize here if I am embarrassing any of my horticulturist friends. I don't know the appropriate terms....
I learned that Texas grows sideways last year when I attempted to edge the lawn with scissors. There were a ton of weed looking things hanging over the sidewalk. I grabbed one and yanked on it. It kept going and going and in the end it was about ten feet long and somehow by pulling that out it unraveled my lawn. It was weird.
So because it grows sideways and we haven't edged it in like six months it was kind of a tough process; and one that must have been pretty comical to watch.
All in all I think our lawn looks worse than before and I am short a steak knife. The neighbors all pay the professionals $60 a month to care for their lawns. They show up with ten guys, four lawn mowers and three edgers all loaded in a pickup, jump out, and have the lawn looking gorgeous in less than five minutes.
I am the kind of person that makes their milk last by adding powdered milk. Those kind of people do not pay other people to mow their lawn. Ever.
Moral of the story? Not quite sure. Except I guess maybe to buy a nice edger, or lots of really cheap steak knives. Or if you have extra money laying around maybe pay the big bucks to have the pick-up truck guys come. OR live somewhere where the grass isn't thicker than metal. It's up to you.