What About Artificial Trees? Then You Don’t Have to Rake!

Written by Frugal Libertarian on November 20, 2008 in: In the News |

The are many serious problems in the world, but none are as important as keeping your lawn lush and green.  At least if you live in Garden Grove, California.  This city is pondering the all important question of whether or not they should now allow residents to install artificial grass to replace their natural grass so that they can maintain beautiful green lawns without watering them.  If you let your lawn turn brown you are breaking a city ordinance.  If you install artificial grass you are breaking a city ordinance.  There is also a state order to conserve water which means you cannot water your lawn.  What is a homeowner to do?

Beyond the obvious violation of property rights (see a previous post), this is probably the dumbest thing I have read about in a while.  I actually felt my self becoming dumber as I read it.  It is illegal to have brown grass?  And, fake, $10,000, petroleum based turf is the answer?  I don’t think I want to live in a world where we dig up real grass and install fake grass just so the neighbors will be impressed.

I have aways thought watering your lawn was a big waste of money.  Grass turns brown when it gets hot and dry.  It  just what happens.  Why try to stop it?  When it starts getting cold the leaves on the trees turn brown and fall off.  I guess if I was a good neighbor I would pick up the leaves, paint them green, climb a ladder, and glue them all back on the tree.

Good thing I don’t live in Garden Grove.

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