Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Lawns that Rock

I noticed a rock lawn on a run recently. (It is exactly what it sounds like – an entire lawn made up of decorative rocks and zero grass.) I was unsure what to think of it at first. But, now that we have our own (high-maintenance) lawn, I realize that it’s nothing short of genius. Here are things that you probably wouldn’t hear in a household with a rock lawn. - Honey, will you please go mow the rocks? - I guess we better hire a rock-guy to mow our rocks while we’re on vacation. - Can you go water the rocks? - Do you think we need to buy some fertilizer for the rocks? - There’s something wrong with the rock-mower. I think we need to buy a new one. - Are our rocks dying? - Maybe we should re-seed the rocks. I think it’s too late for us to convert our grass lawn into rocks. But, maybe it’s not too late for us to start camping out at the rock-lawn residence and calling it home. We’ll give them a lawn mower and call it a fair trade. We’ll even throw in some fertilizer and weeds for free.

8 comments:

A, B & C said...

These are fascinating and kinda environmentally friendly. But I do love grass and the smell of fresh cut grass can make me swoon!

My only question is, what kind of decorative rock? Sounds a little scary. Pink, blue stripes, little rock people?

Crazy Daisy said...

HA! I'll keep this in mind what buying a house!

tootie said...

A,B,& C - They're nice white rocks (very classy-looking). And they do have a few trees and plants, so it's not all rocks.

Crazy Daisy - Yes, it's something we never thought of when buying a house. But even still, I'm growing fond of our high-maintenance lawn :)

Playful Professional said...

Yeah but you can't camp on rocks, do cartwheels in rocks, or lie in the rocks looking up at the clouds either. I think the grass is greener on the grassy side :)

trying said...

but you have to admit there is something about the smell of the grass after the rain. i betcha the rocks dont smell as sweet.

course i betcha the neighborhood dogs dont use the rocks as a dumping ground either so maybe its all even in the end. hmmm..

Ann M. said...

I would totally do this, too! I am so allergic to grass. I've also threatened DH with concreting the lawn if we ever get a house and either painting it green or covering it with astroturf.

i'm kelly said...

hmmm... a rock lawn? interesting.

Kristen said...

My in-laws live in Vegas where residents are encouraged to have rock lawns to conserve water. They actually received a refund from the city for converting their grass into rocks.