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Hey Kids, Get Off My Lawn!

By Christa Terry

I will freely admit that if I lived on a corner lot, kids and grownups walking over my lawn to shorten their journeys by a few feet would drive me absolutely out of my mind. I am a stickler about grass even if I do find dandelions cheerful and see no problem with letting them do their thing in my lawn for a few months. Even if I subscribe to the values of the Food Not Lawns movement and grow squash and other produce in part of my front lawn. Even if I hate most yard work other than trimming the hedges. A brown streak in my lawn? No thank you!

Get off my lawn!

But I might stop short of installing a corner fence if I didn’t already have some sort of fencing. A tiny little bit of fence just seems so odd and out of place, leaving me to wonder whether I’d rather deal with a funny fence or a path running through my lawn. Am I the only one who thinks that corner fences look just a bit weird?

3 Responses to “Hey Kids, Get Off My Lawn!”

  1. The Bombshell Says:

    I agree. Go with the full fence or none at all.

  2. Kai Jones Says:

    Think of it as garden art: it’s decorative. That bit of lace on the blouse collar isn’t functional, but it frames your face, and a corner fence frames a flower bed the same way.

    Which is not to say I’d have them in my yard! They’re not to my taste any more than lace trim on a collar is.

  3. Phyllis Says:

    Actually they do have a purpose – it keeps drivers who turn aorund in your driveway from running over your grass or landscaping. As for veggies growing in the front yard; we do this, lots of vegtables and annual herbs are actually very attractive plants. Summer squash, bush beans, basils, nastursiums and peas are all really pretty. Swiss Chard comes in beautiful rainbow colors. It’s actually used as a landscape plant around the Federal Reserve Bank buidling inBoston.

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