Social pressures, rules drive uniformity in front yards, studies say

08/8/2013 | Pacific Standard magazine online

The pressure to maintain appearances and the need to comply with local ordinances have driven the uniformity of manicured lawns in front yards, according to studies in five cities across the country. It was found that front yards in different cities share the same variety of plants, even if these are not native to the surroundings. However, it was also discovered that backyards tend to be more personal, with plants chosen according to the homeowner's preferences.

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