It’s kind of amazing what kind of garden maintenance you can do with just a bike. For instance, I can do very (very) small lawns with a 3 lb weed wacker that easily attaches to the bike. A little crazy but it works – sometimes people have just a tiny patch of grass and a full mower would be overkill.
On a side note – I’ve been timing trips around San Francisco because I’ll be buying a truck soon for mulching and installations. So far, because of the parking difficulties, the door-to-door bike vs car timing is either equal or the bike is faster – even for getting from the mission to the sunset. I’ll keep timing but my guess is that even with a truck ready to go I may end up relying on the bike for routine maintenance.
~ The more we garden in San Francisco the more appreciation we gain for how gardens impact the larger ecosystem they’re a part of. In the posts below we seek to celebrate and explore all the ways a garden is connected to what’s around it, in the hopes of loving and stewarding our gardens and our urban landscape a little more. ~