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Thursday, November 11, 2010

Want To Delawn My Yard, But The Wife Says No

I told the wife I wanted to replace the grass in the yard with fruit and vegetable plants, and the rest with sedum. She asked if I wanted to hear her opinion, which I told her I didn't! When I stopped laughing I asked her what she thought, and she told me she hated it, everyone has grass. I called her a lemming, she hit me again and told me not to do anything with the grass. No more cutting, very little watering, and you can eat parts of it, no brainer for me. That being said, I'm sure if you check back in a few months I will still have grass in my yard!


wonlife said...

i'm with you, brother. even tho i haven't mowed the lawn in years, i woud love to see meadow in it's place. our septic tank is under one half of the lawn, so fruit trees are out, but just let the thing go, throw in a bunch of wildflower seeds. but my wife, like yours' fears change. so i have no doubt that come spring, we'll still have grass too. and not the good kind either, if you know what i mean.

Herrad said...

Hi Andy,
Shame about your darling not liking the idea of a useful garden which could provide you with fruit and veg, with poly tunnels all year, instead of having a green desert which is what lawns are.
I hate lawns they are an affectation adopted by the rich and seen as status symbol by others,
They are not good for the environment and our wildlife.
Good luck with expanding your fruit and veg.
Have a good weekend.

Stuff could always be worse said...

Funny, how hard did she hit you? I understand both sides, so either would be fine with me

awb said...

Won - She doesn't want to do it because everyone else has grass. I said be different you already have me!

Herrad - She isn't against the garden idea, she's just against me doing it in the front yard! I want a greenhouse on the south side of the house, we'll see about that.

Kim - She sucker punches, hits me when I'm not looking!