We are using the lawn mower less and less over time. One strand of electric fence and a few cows and calves do most of the work. Benefits: fewer hydrocarbons used, very content cattle as they lounge under the trees on our front lawn and along the lane, and more forage utilization. It's lovely to be doing the dishes and watching the cattle enjoy themselves from the kitchen window. They do pick up a few burrs and such, but that's a small price to pay.