Do we purchase or borrow an electric or gas-powered lawn mower (that frankly, seems terrifying to us)? Do we just pay someone to do it? Or do we go with an eco-friendly (and less scary option) like a push reel mower? To be honest, the push reel mower is the forerunner (something like this Scott's Classic Reel Lawn Mower?), but having never seen one in action, we're not entirely convinced of its effectiveness.
So we turn to you, Apartment Therapy readers with yards: what's your favorite way to tame the nature outside your home? Do you swear by paying lawn professionals to do it? Do you break down and invest in a nice lawnmower? Or have you used a push reel mower with success? Let us know!