No obstacle is big enough in front of a man’s will! If you have decided to do something and give your best, it’s highly likely that you will achieve it. This story of a man, who spent just 21 hours a week on his goal, is truly inspiring! Let’s take a look at it.
Keith Smith recently became the owner of the most impressive grass at the Creative Lawn Stripes.
The 41-year-old mowed his front lawn three times a day for nearly three months during summer to achieve his goal. He spent about 273 hours doing what he loved. “Mowing my lawn is my passion,” he shared, “I like keeping myself to myself, I don’t drink or smoke, and my wife and kids are my world, but this keeps me fit and healthy.”
According to Keith, his wife and children don’t go on the lawn as they are concerned that they will trample his creation.
This is the third consecutive win for the father of two. Previously he had wowed the judges with his Union Flag design. The resident of Great Barr, Birmingham believes that his love of lawns is not just his hobby. Keith also works for Edgbaston Golf Club as a groundsman. Therefore, he doesn’t refrain from mowing his lawn before he leaves for his office.
The path to his win was not an easy one.
According to Keith, the heatwave over June and July threatened to ruin his beautiful creation. However, he had been too committed to give up. “I watered it a lot too obviously,” he shared, “At one stage I thought I was going to have to let it go but I kept on watering on.” “If there’d had been a hosepipe ban it would have been a disaster,” he added, “I’m sure there are thousands of lawns which were wrecked – but not mine.”
Not only his art is amazing but also the tools he used are somewhat special.
The lawnmower he used to mow the pattern is an antique from the 1940s. “I use the antique mowers because they are cylinder mowers and not rotary mowers,’ he stated. “Cylinder mowers give you a scissor like cut, a rotary mower slices the grass,” he continued, “The initial pattern was cut to 5mm length, with the top definition part measuring 17mm.”