04 June 2009
It's a waste of time. It takes 90 minutes to mow the lawn, more if I trim. I hate it.
I don't even want a lawn, but local ordinances and subdivision covenants require that I install and maintain a lawn.
I'd really like to plant the back yard in alfalfa and clover, and the front yard with bluestem (Andropogon gerardii), switch grass (Panicum virgatum), and Indian grass (Sorghastrum nutans). No mowing, no fertilizers, no pesticides. Maybe a bit of weeding early in the growing season.
If the Libertarian Party really wants to increase its membership, it should come out against government interference with lawn care. Let me grow what I want. And let me stop mowing the lawn.