Sunday, December 28, 2008

Do we like mowing strips?


I can't decide if they are a great solution for keeping the lawn looking tidy, or if they are just the garden equivalent of bad lipliner.

Please advise.

17 comments:

Kwana said...

Oh thanks for the smile today. Love that, bad lip liner, but doesn't that add character? Let you know a real person with real flaws is behind the mask. When things are too perfect I'm afraid to let loose and be myself. The lawn stripes don't bother me. As for the lip liner, yeah I cringe but I'd still hang with her over some miss perfect who can't let loose.

Ivy Lane said...

I just laughed out loud! Too funny... I don't mind the mowing strips..NEVER wear lip liner...you never know who's gonna be around the corner with a camera! :)

and no.. i am not a "miss perfect"..just retarded when it comes to applying lip liner!

mary said...

Your lip liner analogy is perfect:
best lip liner - clear, invisable - keeps all edges tidy without being seen.....better lip liner has color but blends with the lip color - it's there but is subtle and just does its job....bad lip liner - high contrast, too skinny, tries to steal the show and just ruins everything. So, too, with mowing strips.

An Aesthete's Lament said...

Lipliner. Definitely lipliner.

Anonymous said...

My urge is to put a plant in thats loose and will spill over the strip. Is that like age lines with lipstick in them? Ginny

S. said...

Lip liner is GREAT, but either wear it a shade lighter than your regular lipstick (not lipgloss) that is pretty matte, or fill your lips in with the lip liner pencil.

Bad lip liner is horrid.

I do like the mowing strip, it looks nice and neat.

Jules said...

I like mow strips. I admit to liking things nice and tidy, though. And, they do serve a purpose. At my old house, the mow strip kept the quick-to-finish-and-start-his-weekend gardener and his lawnmower on the lawn and not in the beds.

This house has a mow strip, but the enormous bed is empty. I have no idea how I want to fill the space, and so it sits.

Iheartfashion said...

Is there a double entendre here that I'm missing?

mamacita said...

I like the mowing strip. It's not like lipliner; it's more like outlining the countries before you color-in the map. HOWEVER, any time I have an opinion contrary to AL's, it gives me pause.

Anonymous said...

Looks like a baseball field.

Anonymous said...

Mowing strips, no mowing strips... like 'em both.

traci said...

Bad lipliner. No question about it.

Anonymous said...

the mowing strip in this garden is what makes the garden look great! it ties the walkway to the lawn and makes the lawn, with its varied perimeter planting, look tidy.

and while it works as a mowing strip, i think it might be more aptly called edging in this case.

i'm Carrie, lovely to meet you… said...

i was almost afraid to read on after the post title....thought it might end up being about something like brazilian waxes or something ;)

mow strip - yes
lip liner - no

:)

Elfya said...

ha ha - that made me LOL. I first thought the lip liner chick was a designer or something.

I hope that was not one of those permanent make-up tattoos!

rochelle at sudio g said...

too funny!! mow strip or not...either makes me happy...but the lip liner has got to go.

Anonymous said...

I like the mow strips, i just dont like the baseball field alternating dark/light thing happening. No to lip liner