Sunday Film Series – Grass That Cuts ItselfPosted: August 19, 2012
A few weeks ago, I posted a video of my concept of the ultimate lawn mower. It was not only self-propelled, but it was also self-motivated. Unfortunately, manufacturers haven’t beaten a path to my door. I’d say that was their loss, but really, it is my loss too. I was the one mowing again yesterday afternoon.
I pushed my unmotivated mower out to the back yard. The Grateful Dead were playing Terrapin Station on my iPod. Not wanting to interrupt, I stood looking at my back yard. The Dead finished, and I remembered that the grass wasn’t going to cut itself. “There’s no reason it shouldn’t”, I thought. Grass grows on its own, it should trim itself.
Grass should trim itself. Are you listening to me horticulturists? Here is how it should work. Think of it like watching grass grow, but backwards.
If some grass scientist can work it out so lawns trimmed themselves in a wave, like in the film, that would be great. If not, I will take something close. Hopefully someone can get right back to me on this.