GRASS WAS NEVER CUT.
This is the way it actually looked:
Have I mentioned how much I detest mowing the lawn? (Larry says "cutting the grass" but Hesch vernacular is "mowing"...as in HAY).
One day, I was whining (again) about it to him online, and he replied, "..but you feel GOOD about it when it's done, right?"
Well OK, yes, I do, but in a Catholic, "absolved of my sins" sorta way. As tho I've publically confessed to how bad weeds look when they bloom among 6" grass....and how nice the willow looks with a smooth carpet underneath....then mowing is a purification rite. I feel like I've re-joined the Saints and left my evil ways behind me...at least for now.
I suspect the short-grass fad started like the cell-phone fad did--one or two people in town had one of those fancy new rotary mowers and a kid who needed occupying on a Saturday afternoon. Everyone else thought it was silly or pretentious (remember the first cell phone users?) and thought it'd NEVER catch on....
And here we are, relatively FEW years later. EVERYone has a cell, and EVERY yard is trimmed.
But, is it truly BETTER this way?
--end of whine--lol