This is a side-view of my front lawn from the corner of the nearest cross-street. Probably only about a 5º slope, but on a hot summer day, it feels like 50º.


Last year I tried starring at the bottom and going back and forth, working up towards the house, but having to make the sharp turns required put a strain on my left hip. Had to have a cortisone shot, better now, but it still twinges from time to time. This year I went back to mowing in a large rectangle, progressively smaller to the center of the lot.