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Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by blowtorch, Apr 16, 2021.
It's getting pretty close to that time
Don't they have Roomba lawnmowers yet?
i think so
I however go the manly route
Mine is. After the hot, dry summer and the unusually cold winter my front yard is basically death and doom. It's the sludge fest of yards. All us idiots with yucca and aloe and palms have death and destruction curb appeal in ATX.
* if you guys haven't heard the joke/don't know the punchline, just google it
don't wanna trigger anyone
I guess I choose a "wimpy manliness" way. My yard is too large for me to use a push-"reel" mower, so I use a power mower, although NOT self-propelled.....so I do get some of a workout.
That's pretty much the opposite of the goal stated in the OP.
that's why i opt to live in places where that and snow and leaves is someone else's problem or my "front yard" is concrete.
not a goal, just a wish.
dude's got the middle-aged angst goin on
Then don't plant the seed.
So glad to be done with turf, I feel for you guys who have to deal with it. Just doesn't work with the soil or lack of water here, though it didn't stop my idiot neighbor from trying; his back yard is 100% grass and his water bill must be astronomical. We have varied rocks and a couple dozen flowering plants, one tree each front and back, and that's it. Couldn't give me a lawn again.
keeping lawn super-short is a dumb and outmoded tradition.
i think it goes back to people being afraid of snakes
I owned a house, had a yard, and a lawnmower. If I never mow another yard as long as I live, that's fine with me.
It's funny how so many people actual say to me they enjoy mowing the grass for whatever reason. Sure.
I think you're right. I remember a story about this lady, maybe Ohio or PA; wouldn't cut her lawn, there was no enforcement where she lived, and the lot was gorgeous. Rainbow of wildflowers, bees and butterflies everywhere.
I heard about this a while back too... crazy how some traditions are born and survive:
"Well-kept lawns demanded land and a lot of work, particularly in the days before lawnmowers and automatic water sprinklers," wrote Harari. "In exchange, they produce nothing of value. You can't even graze animals on them, because they would eat and trample the grass."
Peasants could never afford wasting their time or land on lawns, so these artificial meadows were a perfect status symbol for nobility. They proclaimed, "I am so rich and powerful, and I have so many acres and serfs, that I can afford this green extravaganza," Harari explained. You could even assess a nobleman's wealth by looking at his lawn: if a lawn was massive and well kept, it indicated a powerful family dynasty. If it was in bad shape, the nobleman was probably broke.
This status symbol ended up outlasting the monarchies that created it. Kings and dukes were toppled and guillotined, but new presidents and prime ministers kept the lawns.
A lot of simply having a lawn in the first place comes from showing off one's wealth.
"Look at all this land I can afford to have utterly unproductive and purely decorative!"
It's not even, though. Close-shorn lawns are ugly. Bereft of anything but shortly-cropped grass, ugh
So it will hand you zines and play shows barefoot while the singer rolls around on the floor crying and someone serves food not bombs in the back of the room?