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Old 01-23-2017, 05:29 PM
 
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My backyard is mostly clover at this point, but we play with the dogs on it for the most part. The front yard has lost much of its area to raised beds for veggies.
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Old 02-04-2017, 07:38 PM
 
Location: Land of Free Johnson-Weld-2016
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Hopefully this is not some turf grass or chemical company fishing for ad campaign fodder. I'm going to assume the interest is genuine and respond. Today it was cold and sunny, so I lay down on the lawn and got some sun for a few minutes.

So grass is good for laying down on . It is also good for walking on. Having said that, my lawn is turf grass and weeds. Today I noticed that some sedges have crept into the lawn near the woods. YAAS Anyway, lawn also does a nice job of setting off planting areas.

But for reducing erosion and keeping waterways healthy, the current research indicates that other types of plants with deeper roots may do a better job than traditional shallow-rooted turf grass.
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Old 02-06-2017, 10:45 PM
 
Location: NJ
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Occasionally my nephew comes over and plays baseball on the lawn but I use it mostly as a way to cross to the vegetables and flowers. I've seriously thought about removing 1/3 of it for more garden area and shrubbery and using some sort of alternative groundcover for the remaining area. Lawns are a hassle to me. They require constant maintenance and they still don't produce anything edible- except for the dandelions that invade. I'd do groundcover in a heartbeat if I thought it wouldn't spread into neighboring yards and upset those people who would like to use their lawns in traditional ways.
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