My front "lawn"
Let's talk about lawns. I hate lawns. I think they are boring, flat, and take too much maintenance and watering. I hate mowing the lawn. I hate edging the lawn. I hate watering the lawn, in fact I don't water the lawn so it dies and then I don't have to mow it. Lawns suck.
I have dug up most of the front lawn at my house, much to my neighbors' surprise and puzzlement. Slowly, but surely, all of the front lawn will be gone. I've dug it all the old fashioned way, with a shovel.
My front "lawn" is now a virtual jungle of sweet peas, blueberries, potatoes, tomatoes, corn, beans, hops, pumpkin, zucchini, acorn squash, pear trees, an apple tree, sunflowers, and lots of perennials. People walk by and ask, "Is that corn? And pumpkin?" They often stop and point to various parts of my yard, chatting with their friend about what I'm growing on my small city lot. I love it! As I walk around my beautiful town, I see front yard veggie gardens springing up everywhere. The Eat Local Movement is alive and thriving. And since pesticides are banned in my town, I know that these veggie gardens are pesticide-free, safe and healthy to eat. Now that my neighbors have seen what my "lawn" has become, they are enjoying the sweet pea bouquets and the thought of fresh corn to come!
A pumpkin basking in the summer sun in the front yard.