Lawns are very disciplined spaces. Trimmed and managed into a perfect carpet of green. This is important. This is the way it is done. A flawless lawn is an exemplary symbol of the advances of mankind.
When Naomi and I moved to Maine, we rented a house in Jefferson. It was situated on an acre of land. The lawn mover we were given to maintain that one-acre lawn had broken. In a short time, the discipline of the lawn had been lost. What replaced it was very different (click on the image for a larger view). The lesson was not lost on us when we moved into our home.