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[-] danc4498 21 points 1 month ago
[-] blanketswithsmallpox 2 points 1 month ago

I've always loved how for the lazy comments are never lazy themselves.

Ftl, or just posting the link... But then you're not the one being lazy. But it feels bad not being a little lazy yourself when helping other lazies lol.

[-] fidodo 15 points 1 month ago

That's not an 18th century lawn, that's a 1950s pesticide lawn. Lawns used to be mostly clover which doesn't need to be fertilized and requires much much less water. When modern pesticide was invented they couldn't keep it from killing clover, so what did they do? They started a massive advertising propaganda smear campaign to rebrand clover as a weed. Modern lawns are not an outdated concept from the 18th century, it's a result of modern capitalist greed.

[-] [email protected] 7 points 1 month ago* (last edited 1 month ago)

is this true?

edit: wikipedia seems to imply, that both were used

an inventory list from the 17th century noted supplies of clover and grass seed from England. New colonists were even urged by their country and companies to bring grass seed with them to North America. By the late 17th century, a new market in imported grass seed had begun in New England

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lawn

[-] fidodo 5 points 1 month ago

Yes, it was a mixture. I didn't mean to imply it was pure clover, that was a mistake.

[-] misterundercoat 11 points 1 month ago

And then there's me who dresses like this every day, but my lawn is shit.

[-] agent_flounder 10 points 1 month ago

Low water / xeric over here. Way more fun to look at and I don't have to mow all the time (or ever). Yeah it's still work but not noisy shitty boring hot work like mowing.

[-] [email protected] 9 points 1 month ago
[-] [email protected] 3 points 1 month ago

Bugs are scary, but without them we all die, including bots like me

[-] Zehzin 7 points 1 month ago

What if I'm dressed like that

[-] [email protected] 5 points 1 month ago

Then by what impulse could you possibly conceive corresponding with us plebs here as if you were one of us? Have your servant transmit us your word instead!

[-] [email protected] 6 points 1 month ago* (last edited 1 month ago)

In the new episode of Lawn & Order

[-] [email protected] -3 points 1 month ago* (last edited 1 month ago)

If I were smarter I would research the feasability of an astro-turf substrate that captures microplastics and forever chemicals while somehow not disrupting the petrachor and other microbes. Can a smarter capable person see this and run with it? My hope is that if I am thinking this then the really smart people already are.

Edit: ok, I can see how it isnt a great idea. Thank you

[-] [email protected] 10 points 1 month ago

Thing about binding agents in the soil is: what goes in is likely to leak out in some way or another,often causing more problems than they solve.

[-] [email protected] 8 points 1 month ago

I dunno man. I just replaced as much as possible with lavender, rosemary and heather. (Check which works for your climate).

That way the bees get something to eat, and your garden smells nice.

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