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    Can someone explain to me what the point of front yards are? Back yards, I get them. By why front? Why spend all that time, all that money and water, on something that serves no purpose except sticking to the status quo? WHY?! Why do that when instead you could have a huge front yard...Made out of a vegetable garden. Grass only serves one purpose: The back yard, because in the backyard is where little kids play. The last thing you want is a backyard full of dried grass which could cut the little ones with one fall.

    Front yards? Too mainstream.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ukon View Post
    Can someone explain to me what the point of front yards are? Back yards, I get them. By why front? Why spend all that time, all that money and water, on something that serves no purpose except sticking to the status quo? WHY?! Why do that when instead you could have a huge front yard...Made out of a vegetable garden. Grass only serves one purpose: The back yard, because in the backyard is where little kids play. The last thing you want is a backyard full of dried grass which could cut the little ones with one fall.

    Front yards? Too mainstream.
    Because they're beautiful to look at.

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    I just want to plug a firewire in so I don't have to bother with long explanations that miss the mark anyway. Caring less and less for building those kinds of word bridges.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ukon View Post
    Can someone explain to me what the point of front yards are? Back yards, I get them. By why front? Why spend all that time, all that money and water, on something that serves no purpose except sticking to the status quo? WHY?! Why do that when instead you could have a huge front yard...Made out of a vegetable garden. Grass only serves one purpose: The back yard, because in the backyard is where little kids play. The last thing you want is a backyard full of dried grass which could cut the little ones with one fall.

    Front yards? Too mainstream.
    • Imagine how depressing a street would look built only of concrete, tar, and wood.
    • Some people end up growing tree's to cover their homes
    • they're useful for owners who might want to expand on the size of their home.
    • Also useful for isolating pedestrians; keeping them away from looking into the home/being to close to it.
    • Like marm said, they're also used for accentuating the appearance of the home.
    • Most homes have drives; which are used for parking more cars/extending space for turning in/avoiding traffic problems, so the yard parallels the length of those drives.
    • In some countries, front yards are necessary for noise control, and collecting dust that might otherwise enter the home.
    • help produce more O2

    I'm sure there are plenty more practical reasons, but I can't think of any at the moment. Most of these are assumptions.

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    I get what I want(ed) by not wanting it anymore. 'Tis weird.

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    Quote Originally Posted by YWIR View Post
    • Imagine how depressing a street would look built only of concrete, tar, and wood.
    • Some people end up growing tree's to cover their homes
    • they're useful for owners who might want to expand on the size of their home.
    • Also useful for isolating pedestrians; keeping them away from looking into the home/being to close to it.
    • Like marm said, they're also used for accentuating the appearance of the home.
    • Most homes have drives; which are used for parking more cars/extending space for turning in/avoiding traffic problems, so the yard parallels the length of those drives.
    • In some countries, front yards are necessary for noise control, and collecting dust that might otherwise enter the home.
    • help produce more O2

    I'm sure there are plenty more practical reasons, but I can't think of any at the moment. Most of these are assumptions.
    All are very good points...Except I was kind of talking about the grass. It just is a little unsettling to know that, at least in the USA, people harvest more grass than they do corn. By harvesting, I mean mowing their lawn.

    On the other hand, I'm being somewhat of a hypocrite considering two days ago I spent 2 hours rolling around in my backyard and yelling at the grass to turn green. It shied away from me. Just like the tulips I had worked so hard on last summer to grow. They didn't take kindly to my strict and abusive ways.

    Take everything I've said on this so far with a grain of salt. I have yet to form a solid opinion on front yards with nothing but grass in them and how the human population spends more time catering to the inedible greenery than to actual things that could feed them. Cucumbers, for example. I'd love to be riding my bike around the neighborhood and stumbling upon someone with a cucumber garden in replacement of a stale, grassy front yard. Yet, admittedly I've grown fond of the ideal neighborhood, with all the cute houses lined up with sparkling grass in the front, a few trees in the back, and plenty of bushes and shrubs dotting the border between yard and street.

    I'm such a damn romantic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by YWIR View Post
    • Imagine how depressing a street would look built only of concrete, tar, and wood.
    • Some people end up growing tree's to cover their homes
    • they're useful for owners who might want to expand on the size of their home.
    • Also useful for isolating pedestrians; keeping them away from looking into the home/being to close to it.
    • Like marm said, they're also used for accentuating the appearance of the home.
    • Most homes have drives; which are used for parking more cars/extending space for turning in/avoiding traffic problems, so the yard parallels the length of those drives.
    • In some countries, front yards are necessary for noise control, and collecting dust that might otherwise enter the home.
    • help produce more O2

    I'm sure there are plenty more practical reasons, but I can't think of any at the moment. Most of these are assumptions.
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