A facebook friend recently posted a criticism of a person who had a bright green lush lawn as all the surrounding lawns dead thanks to the recent drought/ heat wave we are going through. Further on in the discussion, I agreed with her that watering a lawn in midafternoon as the temperature was the hottest was a waste of water, but questioned if it is wrong to have a green lawn.
Now I know that there are people who don’t like lawns and think that we should have massive gardens and promote a total elimination of turf. Personally, I want my yard to have the 3 f’s of Flowers, Food, and Fescue. Having said that, my grass looks more like rusted steel wool than the 18th fairway at St. Andrews.
What are your thoughts? Do you love and baby your lawn or do you leave it to the whims of Mother Nature? Is your activity limited to mowing when the City sends you a nasty-gram or do you have a fertilizer composition that makes Dow Chemical envious? Or, do you take the all-natural approach with compost fertilizer and roaming goats to keep it short?