Wednesday, August 05, 2009

what.. water shortage?

while everyone around us is ripping out their lawns and replacing them with rocks, boulders, cactus and plants... i'm ripping out my dead lawn and replacing it with.... well.... lawn.

so sue me.

i.like.grass.

when i think of curb appeal and houses that look pretty when i drive by them- they all have grass. i haven't seen one house that has nothing but river rock and heat loving plants that i've thought "wow, what a pretty house." every house that has appeal to me, has a lawn on it. kids can't play in the front yard IF THERE IS NO YARD!! can you even call it a yard, if there is no grass? hell, i even like fake grass better than no grass. and plus, it would be one thing if i was living in vegas or arizona where it's virtually impossible to keep grass alive- not to mention insanely expensive. i don't live in the desert.. i don't want to live in the desert.. and i certainly don't want the front of my house to look like we live in the desert.

i know, i know- i'm such a bitch.

and apparently i'm an insanely bad person too because what kind of environment loving girl puts sod into the front of her house when there is a water shortage going on?!??!?!!

me. that's who.

8 comments:

Becky said...

i'm with you on this. do it.

Jill said...

Your house, your rules....its good to be the queen......lol!

Kimberly said...

Totally. I hate xeriscaping (zero-scaping!) and I DO live in the desert! And ya know what? We went ahead and planted 25 trees, flowers, vegetables, etc. and we have the prettiest house on the block! It's our own little oasis, and I don't feel one bit guilty.

Ericka said...

way to be environmentally conscious. glad we can count on you to do your share.

Alison said...

I agree! We've cut way back on watering because we don't want to be fined, but we're not replacing our grass with rock or anything else. Southern California is a desert though, so all of us having lawns is a bit ridiculous, if you think about it.

Chris O said...

In the wet side of Washington State many of us never water the lawn as we can count on the rain, right? We have had like no rain for 2 months. My yard is dried up and brown. The gas and electric company is laying new line thru my yard. Will they replace my grass they dig up with new sod? I doubt it and anyway it would be the wrong color, green! Soon the rain will be back, the grass will grow again and we will have to mow all the time! I like a lush green lawn but we are having our first water restriction in my town since I moved here and I'd rather be able to flush the toilet than have a green lawn.

Nora said...

LOL...
i.like.grass

you ROCK!

Jurgen Nation said...

It's not really a house if there's no lawn, but that's how we grew up, I guess. I'm terrified of this water crisis we have here, but we're renters. God, I love not having to make decisions. ;) Even when we buy a home (which, WHEE!!! we're looking to do soon) here in NorCal I'm going to need at least a patch of grass. Jurgen would look at me with contempt (and probably a desperate fear) if all he saw was concrete on one of his potty constitutionals.

Anyway, I'm rambling. Just wanted to say hello!!!