- We want to feel one with nature. In our increasingly urban lives, we see less and less nature. Perhaps that's why we enjoy going to parks, watching on nature trails, going camping, and even looking at our yards. Maybe the grass makes us feel that much closer to nature, which we miss when we're inside out houses and office buildings.
- It's a status symbol. Rich people can afford big yards. They have trees, nice lawns, even ponds, lakes, ocean views. And perhaps we desire that, we want to be like the wealthy people with the money to make even the outside of their houses look spotless.
- No one likes to be judged. I know I mow sometimes because I know it's getting high and I'm afraid someone will comment on my yard. It's embarrassing when your grass is really high and people come over. I don't know why, but it is, and perhaps we're all competing with each other to see who can mold the nicest backyard.
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