For a century the prevailing norm for lawn grasses has been a clean, lush, darkish green, and dense sward that signals strength, vitality, pleasure, and devotion. And as much as this type of perfection has an immense appeal to anyone, just as disturbing does a pale green and weedy lawn seem to affect us.
Can that norm be changed? Do we have to? The short answer is yes. We need to take pleasure in something that receives less fertilizer, chemical treatment, and water – three fundamental management tools in lawn care. Why can that be so hard? Maybe because a lawn and a garden are a small, cultivated image of nature, and we desperately want nature to be perfect. Read more here about a philosophic approach to norms for the perfect lawn