What are your #LawnGoals?

Playing baseball in the backyard is one of my earliest  childhood memories. Whether it was hitting balls back to my dad, or catching fly balls from my mom, the happiest memories from my childhood revolve around baseball in my yard. Maybe that’s why as an adult, I want to make sure I have a lawn worthy enough to give my own kids these same memories.

“All I want to know is, does it have a big enough yard for playing baseball?” These were the types of questions my wife had to deal with from me when we were recently house shopping.

Other people may want to know how many bathrooms and bedrooms a house has before they are interested in buying it, my first question was about the lawn. My wife wanted a new house, ours was too small and I knew it, but it had a great yard for playing baseball. I wanted to make sure upgrading our house didn’t mean downgrading our yard. It didn’t. We have a great house, with an even better backyard.

Every spring I set some personal #LawnGoals for myself, usually at the very top of  the list is getting the lawn ready for backyard baseball with my kids. It doesn’t take much to get it ready, usually raking leftover leaves from winter, piling up all the fallen sticks from spring storms, and picking up all the piles of dog mess I neglected to during the sub-zero temps in winter months. After that, it’s a matter of laying out the bases and the pitching mound, dusting off our bucket of baseballs and gloves and having fun.

There are many of you, like me with specific #LawnGoals each year. Cub Cadet wants to see your #LawnGoals this spring and is offering a great prize package to one lucky winner. Simply visit the #LawnGoals Sweepstakes website, or enter through Instagram or Twitter. The winner receives the completely awesome Cub Cadet RZT L 42 KH lap-bar zero-turn rider, two tickets to attend an NHRA event in the summer of 2017, two roundtrip coach flights to location of NHRA event and hotel accommodations for two.

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Good luck in the contest, have fun accomplishing your #LawnGoals, and enjoy your lawn. I know my family and I will enjoy ours.

I have partnered with Life of Dad and Cub Cadet for this campaign, but my opinions (and my green grass) are my own.

Brian "Pete"
Brian "Pete"
Indianapolis Stay-at-Home Dad to three kids, ages nine, six and four. Blogger and monthly print columnist for Indy’s Child, Cincinnati Parent and Dayton Parent magazines. Fifth grade class spelling bee runner-up. Gold Award Winner at the Parenting Media Association Editorial and Design Awards for Best Blog/Blogger.

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