A lawn is an area of aesthetic and recreational land planted with grasses or other durable plants and can be defined by four characteristics: It is composed only of grass species; it is subject to weed and pest control; it is subject to practices aimed at maintaining its green color; and it is regularly mowed to ensure an acceptable length. Low ornamental meadows in natural landscaping styles are a contemporary option of a lawn. In recreational contexts, the specialised names turf, pitch, field or green may be used, depending on the sport and the continent.
The term lawn, referring to a managed grass space, dates to no earlier than the 16th century. Tied to suburban expansion and the creation of the household aesthetic, the lawn is an important aspect of the interaction between the natural environment and the constructed urban and suburban space.
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... - David Edwards, miner, risked life and limb being lowered down cliff at Lawn Point on stormy cold night to lift American sailors from Pollux/Truxton from frigid waters ... and he could see two ships one had come aground at Lawn Point’s big head, the other at the middle of the point, but free (They had been there since 4 am, the Pollux ... Thomas Strang - Fisherman - Lawn, Newfoundland ...
... A lawn sweeper, also known as a leaf sweeper, is a garden tool for the mechanical removal of debris, such as fallen leaves, pine needles, twigs, grass clippings or litter ... Lawn sweepers operate via a rotating brush mechanism that sweeps up the debris and deposits it in a collection hopper for disposal ...
Famous quotes containing the word lawn:
“Once our idea of heaven meant
all the dead relatives waiting
on the kept lawn of the many mansions
as if, suddenly sinless, they had nothing
to do. ...”
—Deborah Digges (b. 1950)
“On the lawn at the villa
Thats the way to start, eh, reader?
We know where we standsomewhere expensive”
—Louis Simpson (b. 1923)
“You whig emblem, you woman chaser,
why do you dance over the wide lawn tonight
clanging the garbage pail like great silver bells?”
—Anne Sexton (19281974)