My ire of lawns has come about due to the care they require. Most people near me use lawn services like Tru Green and that is where my rant starts.
Last week I was sitting in my son's playroom with the windows wide open when a foul chemical smell hit me. I raced to close the windows and headed out onto my porch to see the little TruGreen truck down the street.
All this talk about pesticides and the damage it does to people and animals, hello, bee colony collapses, somehow has evaded being cared about among the "I need a perfect lawn" community.
I do not understand the desire to have a perfect lawn that will never be used. No one lays out there, no one picnics, no one runs through their lawn, except little kids. I must be mindful as to where my kid decides to run because the companies put signs up that say do not allow kids or pets on/near these just sprayed lawns for 72 hours. Aces. Is the perfect lawn all about curb appeal? Probably and if that is your thing, who am I to say anything, but there are other ways to make your property look nice and not need serious poisons.
I am not completely insane, if you have an estate, large house or McMansion, lawns are part of the deal, but there have to be better things to use to maintain that lushness one so desires.
I seriously feel like The Lorax about this.
Of course I doubt anyone will give a rat's butt what I think, but can't we embrace a little clover in our lawns and a little less pesticides?