I don't know about you guys, but I am fundamentally opposed to lawns. I fail to see the attraction of a huge area of grass that you have to go out and cut once a week. To me it's a complete waste of space - you could be growing your own veggies, or building a summer house or shed or greenhouse or a play fort on the same area.
It's also a total waste of time in that you go out there and mow it (which, let's face facts, is if not the most dull activity known to man, then at least in the top ten). Then you have to repeat the entire process a few days later.
Not only that, but I have a hard time seeing a beautiful patch of grass covered in buttercups and daisies and clover etc. and having to then cut them all down. I mean, what have they done to deserve that?
If I have to mow, I'd prefer to just mow a path from the back door to the shed and the washing line, and let the rest become a meadow humming with bees, butterflies and dragonflies.
Yeah, I think that'd be nice.