"As Blomley (2007) suggests, formal (individual, ordered, lawful) conceptions of a bounded domestic sphere ending at the sidewalk do not match people's everyday boundary practices, which are more open, porous, and ambiguous. Specifically, the front yard is not seen as an 'anonymous space', but as personal vignettes of owners' lives (Rojas, 2003). The backyard in this context becomes the proverbial hidden flask of liquor in which some naughty yard managers are engaging their 'environmentally or aesthetically deviant desires''. Our evidence however, points towards an almost theatrical quality to the work of yard landscaping and the homeowners' 'social obligations for the production of public in the form of the lawn [or the front yard], a landscape that is under constant collective scrutiny and carries great moral weight'' (Robbins and Sharp, 2003a, page 445)."

~ D Mustafa, T A Smucker, F Ginn, R Johns, & S Connely (https://www.researchgate.net/publication/240505290_Xeriscape_people_and_the_cultural_politics_of_turfgrass_transformation)

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