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Love your lawn on Valentine's Day

Grassclippings - Valentine's Day - Love your LawnThe history of Valentine's Day and the story of its patron saint is shrouded in mystery.

We do know that February has long been celebrated as a month of romance, and that St. Valentine's Day, as we know it today, contains vestiges of both Christian and ancient Roman tradition. But who was Saint Valentine, and how did he become associated with this ancient rite?

The Catholic Church recognizes at least three different saints named Valentine or Valentinus, all of whom were martyred. One legend contends that Valentine was a priest who served during the third century in Rome. When Emperor Claudius II decided that single men made better soldiers than those with wives and families, he outlawed marriage for young men. Valentine, realizing the injustice of the decree, defied Claudius and continued to perform marriages for young lovers in secret. When Valentine's actions were discovered, Claudius ordered that he be put to death.  Read more about here.

If you missed out on the Postman delivering a card and gift from your loved one today, don't worry.  Go out and give your lawn a hug!  If you really want to do something lovely for your lawn, get reading some of the lawn related articles on this lawn advice blog.  It will not cost you anything at all and you will really learn something for which you lawn will just love you for when you implement the new found knowledge when it warms up a little and the growing season starts as we head into spring.  

It will be spring soon, honest! 


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