Having well maintained lawns was a symbol of richness. A lawn next to your house meant that you were rich enough to maintain something that didn't produce any food

Closely shorn grass lawns first emerged in 17th century England at the homes of large, wealthy landowners.


and now they just waste water


Well, don’t well-maintained lawsn give out the same vibe even today? I mean, if you see a very nice lawn, don’t you think “the owner of this house must be rich”?

Things that don’t produce any fruit - what a practical way to live!