Beware that house with the big yard. If it’s got a lot of grass, someone’s going to have to mow it. And someone may prefer to spend the weekend shopping or watching football. Unlike the state of your bathroom, your lawn is out there for all your neighbors

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Remember: a big yard often means a lot of grass and someone’s going to have to mow it. And that someone may prefer to spend the weekend shopping or watching football. You’ll save yourself a lot of nagging, or a lot of hours pushing a lawnmower, if you keep your lawn as small as possible. This may mean naturalizing portions of a large lawn. You’ll have to replace the grass with something, though, which costs money (See Slide 1). It’s best to gauge your beloved’s appetite for yard work before committing your marriage to the care and feeding of grass.

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