Ninja wrote:I don't understand the edgy teenager hostility towards taking care of one's lawn. You don't want to do it? Fine. But people are going to look at you weird.
This is hilarious. So "looking at you weird" isn't hostile at all, huh? And from which direction stems the hostility in this thread?
Here's what I don't get: My lawn is far and away better looking than some on our block. I mow and try to keep it neat ... to a point. I just think it's silly to expend time and money to keep the damn thing looking like a golf course. And I will absolutely not spray chemicals on my lawn (let alone let one of those services who won't disclose what they're spraying do it) because I have a dog and young kids and carcinogens and neurological agents are not stuff I want to expose them to.
My neighbor sprays the shit out of his lawn, with little regard for whether my dog and/or kids are down-wind on the opposite side of the chain link fence that separates our yard. That may not be hostile, but it sure as fuck ain't neighborly (oh, but I'm the bad neighbor ... right ... gotta remember that). This same guy constantly comments about the weeds in my yard. But why does he care when he's going to spray come hell or high water, regardless of what's sprouting in my yard?
See, that's what I don't get. I don't comment on his shit, but sure as the sun will rise tomorrow, he'll say something about mine, despite that it has no impact whatsoever on his lawn. He was spraying the day we moved in, and he'll be spraying until he's pushing up the very species he's cultivating. So again, who's the asshole in this equation?
By the way, this is my backyard I'm referring to. The front that's visible to the street is largely landscaped with perennials. So I don't really want to hear about how I'm dragging down the whole block, because that's a load of horseshit in my case.
Look at me weird all you want. I promise I won't return the insult. But I will think to myself as I pass your manicured lawn that you're probably not a very good steward of the environment, and anyone who hires a weed service who wants to claim otherwise is positively brimming with it.
But no, I'll leave the verbal disdain and snide remarks to the dedicated lawn warriors like you, my neighbor and JJ.