Have started working on my yard and I am doing it the hard way. Or at least it feels that way. I am cutting my grass with a reel lawn mower. It is going to need sharping soon. It seems a little complicated. It is sharpened with a compound, and requires taking it apart in order to turn the gears in the opposite direction. And trimming the edge with grass shears. Since I don't like to apply to many chemicals on my yard I still have dandelions. I have planted some flowers to attract hummingbirds and butterflies. Some of them are doing very well. I have two small flower beds that still needing quite a bit of cleaning up which will need to be done by hand. But looking forward to watching progress.
Hard way is healthier from what I understand. Dandilions can be cut out of the lawn, but dependingn on how deep the roots are.
Have fun, staying fit and healthy.