zorander22 (zorander22) wrote in terrophany,


This is something that's been bugging me for awhile now... namely lawns of grass in the front and back yards of almost every house, at least in the US and Canada.

Now, I think it's great to see green when you are/look outside... and it's nice if you have kids for them to be able to have a field to play on. But overall, it's ridiculous. There are so many places in the world where top soil is such a commodity and we're growing... grass. Not even for cows or something, just grass.

Wouldn't it be better to use this space and soil for gardens? Not only would there be more colour and be aesthetically pleasing, but you could grow things like vegetables, herbs, and fruit... so you'd also have some fresh food, at least for the summer.

Monocultures in general are a bad idea, you could get fresh produce, and add some colour. What do people think? Are lawns preferable to gardens? What are some of the problems with gardens, and can they be overcome?

Also, the offer still stands... if anyone wants to do some weekly or biweekly articles, it would be much appreciated! Have a great Victoria Day, to all of you who celebrate it at least!
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