It is the scene we saw this afternoon when we drove over to Beaufort, NC which is about 35 minutes from our second home in Cape Carteret.
Usually the first mowing in Roanoke along the foothills of Twelve O'Clock Knob mountain is around the end of March.
I will have to admit the smell of newly cut grass was pretty nice. However, I will also admit that my grass on the coast is just starting to show some green because we chose a coastal grass.
Many Roanoke lawns are fescue or bluegrass. Here on the coast you also have some ryegrass, but the most popular choice is centipede grass.
I wrote about centipede and bluegrass in a post, The agony and the ecstasy of Bluegrass.
The net is that centipede doesn't grow very much. I would estimate that I mowed my coastal lawn less than one third the number of times last year that our Roanoke yard is mowed in a year.