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Old 07-12-2014, 08:19 AM
 
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Folks in Sacramento are tattling on their neighbors for over watering their lawns. Would you tattle on your neighbor? Would tattling have negative repercussions in the present and future? Are you willing to let your lawn turn brown?

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Old 07-12-2014, 08:36 AM
 
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Among the many pleasures, and great sensibilities, of living on a boat - not having a lawn ranks highly
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Old 07-12-2014, 08:52 AM
 
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Among the many pleasures, and great sensibilities, of living on a boat - not having a lawn ranks highly
I envy you. You are definitely living the good life. :-)
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Old 07-12-2014, 09:32 AM
 
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Fishing's great too!
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Old 07-12-2014, 10:37 AM
 
Location: Zurich, Switzerland/ Piedmont, CA
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Good. Water is too precious right now to waste on stupid lawns. I just had my (gorgeous) lawn removed and had it replaced with xeriscaping that still looks rather lush but doesnt require constant water.
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Old 07-12-2014, 11:02 AM
 
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Eh, I don't really water my front lawn that much--just enough to keep the grass alive.

Some of my neighbors have really nice green front lawns, but I don't feel bad for having a slightly toasty-looking lawn with the drought and all.

I am thinking about converting the side lawn (~6' x 20') into a garden. I really don't NEED grass.

My backyard exists mostly for the flowers and fruit tress. No care about that the grass there.
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Old 07-12-2014, 12:23 PM
 
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In drought prone areas, maybe lawns should go the way of big V-8 engines. I'm just sitting here thinking about all the time and money that goes into maintaining a lawn. Lawn mowers, edgers, sprinklers, timers, and the repairs and maintenance of these lawn tools. Then there's the fertilizing, reseeding, and mowing. If neighbors went to rock and drought tolerant plants, then there wouldn't be the competition to have the lushest lawn in the neighborhood. It might be time to reinvent the landscaping of front and back yards.
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Old 07-12-2014, 02:28 PM
 
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In drought prone areas, maybe lawns should go the way of big V-8 engines. I'm just sitting here thinking about all the time and money that goes into maintaining a lawn. Lawn mowers, edgers, sprinklers, timers, and the repairs and maintenance of these lawn tools. Then there's the fertilizing, reseeding, and mowing. If neighbors went to rock and drought tolerant plants, then there wouldn't be the competition to have the lushest lawn in the neighborhood. It might be time to reinvent the landscaping of front and back yards.
I like the landscaping part, but some people really DO go waaay too heavy on the rock and way too light on the actual plants. You'll see that a lot in places like Tucson, AZ where people call their front yards of bare dirt/rock "desert landscaping". I used to HATE that when I lived there. And those rocks really heat up during the day and retain the heat at night, which increases the need for air conditioning.

I'm not saying we don't need to rethink our overuse of grass, because we really do need to do that....but I do fear people will go too far with it and solve one problem only to create another.
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Old 07-12-2014, 02:31 PM
 
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Yes.
If we are under mandatory (meaning you get fined by the city) water restrictions, I will not only abide by them, but I'll turn your ass in in a heartbeat.

Not because I am a busybody but because I can't stand anyone who thinks they are too important to follow the rules.
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Old 07-12-2014, 02:38 PM
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Folks in Sacramento are tattling on their neighbors for over watering their lawns. Would you tattle on your neighbor? Would tattling have negative repercussions in the present and future? Are you willing to let your lawn turn brown?

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The real shame is the lack of concern for others and the necessity to turn the neighbor in for watering. There is a drought; act like it. Be a grownup and not a selfish child in your actions and you won't have to be turned in.

Yes, in a heartbeat I would turn you in.
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