Did My Builder Forget to Put Grass in the Backyard?


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If you are purchasing a newly constructed home, you expect grass in the yard. A builder may place grass in the front yard, but what happened in the rear yard?

As I am performing my home inspection, different crews are busy around me. They want the house to be ready for the final walk-through with the buyer. This is an amazing process. When I come to the house, you can tell that this is a real construction site. By the time that I am leaving, the lawn has been laid and the interior cleaned. Various stored items have been picked up. The house looks like a home. My client arrives, and she comments on the backyard. Where is that grass? That crew has already left.
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The Death of the American Lawn


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Can you imagine your home without a lawn? Many town homes do not have them. More people are moving into condos that have little lawn space. However, there are predictions that our homes may no longer have lawns as well.

I am lying on the grass after the family picnic in our front yard. The children are running around, playing their games; my wife and I discuss the state of our trees. A pleasant evening spent on the lawn. I rise from my resting spot to look over the yards of other homes on the street. Remembering the lectures from the past weekend, I recall that two speakers predicted the death of the American lawn. One was encouraging the idea for a more sustainable landscape, while the other argued for the perpetuation of the lawn, since it is a truly American landscape.
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Greetings

This site came out of my desire to write about my love of gardening, but also to connect it to my knowledge derived from home inspections. That is why I tied it to the home inspection site.If you have questions, you can email them to me (frank at yourhoustonhomeinspector.com). For home inspections, call 713.781.6090.
Happy gardening, Frank

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