CINCINNATI -- If it's not the heat, it's the humidity. If it's not the humidity, it's the air quality. And if none of that gets you, there's the sun -- because, you know, you could get skin cancer.
Mowing your lawn in Cincinnati can be straight-up miserable. Maybe that's part of the popularity of urban condos - no lawn, no sweat.
So how bad is it here? A new list from LawnStarter puts Cincinnati as the 12th-worst place to mow a lawn.
(Let's be clear, though: LawnStarter does have an interest in convincing you it's miserable to mow. The startup helps you book a law service provider "in under 5 minutes" so somebody else can be miserable for you.)
Anyway, for the rankings, the website looked at:
- Skin cancer risk
- Air quality
- Average daily humidity
- Average annual precipitation
Topping the list of worst places? Birmingham, Alabama, with high temperatures, high humidity, insects and ozone pollution. Other nearby cities -- Louisville, Nashville and Pittsburgh -- ranked higher on the list, at fourth, fifth and sixth place, respectively.
Cincinnati was sandwiched between Baltimore, at No. 11, and Richmond, Virginia, at unlucky No. 13.