Cincinnati ranked 12th-worst place to mow a lawn

Posted at 2:20 PM, Jun 27, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-27 15:47:02-04

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.

Click here to see the full list.