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View Poll Results: Do you have a lawn where you live?
I have a lawn and take care of it myself 44 52.38%
I have a lawn but have someone else take care of it 12 14.29%
I have a lawn but its not mine 1 1.19%
I have a lawn and don't care about it other than mowing it 16 19.05%
I don't have a lawn 11 13.10%
Voters: 84. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 04-18-2018, 12:10 AM
 
Location: South Park, San Diego
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We have a tiny lawn in the front and a tiny lawn in the back. Maybe 350 square feet total.
About the same, just enough to frame the entrance walk and have a place for a couple of Adirondack chairs to look over the canyon with drinks at the back.
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Old 04-18-2018, 12:15 AM
 
Location: Warren, OH
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I didn't answer because none applied.

I have a yard. We grow flowers, vegetables, fruit, and some plants.

Grass? We mow what is there, but we do not tend it or do things to keep it green. There are dandelions and clovers.
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Old 04-18-2018, 12:57 AM
 
Location: in my dreams
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i specifically bought this house because it had no lawn, it was the biggest selling point as i used to live in Bergen County NJ and was the only person on the block who didn't have a weekly visit from the landscaper AND a neighbor complained to the borough health dept. her allergies were being exacerbated by my weed infested lawn..... i don't believe in perfectly manicured lawns, it's abnormal but that's my personal opinion and i'm sticking to it..... i hate insecticides, bad for the environment, i love dandy-lions!!! so bright and cheerful. so yeah, this wasn't the best house to buy, up a long hill, a driveway the size of Idaho, way way back into a deeply wooded lot where the tree limbs fall so much on my house, I finally walled up the sky light. I live under a kajillion trees, and here in North Narrowlina that means tree pollen that can kill a small cat..... but i love my tree-filled-to-the brim property, i even put little doors at the base of many, so the wee folk can come and go easily
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Old 04-18-2018, 01:00 AM
 
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lol. I would put that under "I have a lawn and don't care about it other than mowing it".. Unless you don't mow it? Then I forgot to add an option. lol
Actually I don't mow it, I pay someone to do that.
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Old 04-18-2018, 04:47 AM
 
Location: Near the Coast SWCT
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Thanks for the replies and votes.. Interesting and fun to read..

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Originally Posted by warren zee View Post
I didn't answer because none applied.

I have a yard. We grow flowers, vegetables, fruit, and some plants.

Grass? We mow what is there, but we do not tend it or do things to keep it green. There are dandelions and clovers.

That would be under "I have a lawn and don't care about it other than mowing it"



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Actually I don't mow it, I pay someone to do that.
That would be under "I have a lawn but have someone else take care of it"
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Old 04-18-2018, 06:15 AM
 
Location: SW Florida
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I have the standard lot for my area: 80'x125'. I bought this house last August and it's mostly weeds right now. Not sure I even see anything resembling grass. But after living in condos for 5 years, it is nice to have my own patch of land. I cut the lawn with a push mower but this time of year we don't have to cut it often because it's our dry season.


I've planted a small Oleander tree, Desert Rose, Milkweed, a small Hibiscus tree, Bromeliads, a small Palm, lots of Lirope and annuals. Next step: shade trees for the back yard which has a Southern exposure and gets sun all day long.
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Old 04-18-2018, 09:49 AM
 
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We have 3/4 acre of weeds and clover.
Does that count?
Same here, only a 1/4 acres.

At least the weeds stay green, the neighbors lawn, which he fusses over, is all brown and "dead" during the heat of summer.

Ours is green most all the time.

Lol.
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Old 04-18-2018, 11:03 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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I grew up having to mow the lawn as a kid, and it has instilled in me a hatred of lawns in general. Now living in a very dense city neighborhood with no grass in sight anywhere, it's blissful. I don't need to own a mower, don't need to buy gas or fix it when it's broken, and no spending an hour in the hot summer sun mowing it every week.
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Old 04-18-2018, 11:06 AM
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Location: Bel Air, California
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I have a little under 2 acres of lawn to mow and do so with a rider with a bagging system. Takes me about 4 to 5 hours to mow depending on how long I wait between mowings.
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Old 04-18-2018, 07:54 PM
 
Location: Upstate, NY
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I voted "I have a lawn but have someone else take care of it". I mow it, but I have a local landscaping company who handles weed control, aeration and feeding.
Same here but I voted that I take care of it. The lawn treatment service costs me no more than if I bought the fertilizer myself and applied it. I have about an acre on which I use a zero turn lawn mower. I enjoy working in the yard and on the lawn. I like the lush, green grass and park-like environment. I am particular about edging and neatness. Although I understand the idea of being all natural and anti-chemicals I find that I must use some to maintain my property and I am careful about it. I also have a sf vegetable garden in a 4x8 raised bed and several flower and ornamental shrub beds. We have oak, beech, maple and pine trees. I find that a beautiful lawn and yard brings harmony to my busy life.
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