Shaping a Lawn to Meet Your Needs

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Your lawn is one of the most versatile parts of your property. Whether you want to have a picnic, play sports, do some gardening or just enjoy the outdoors, a lawn is your pasture to cherish. How you spend time on your lawn depends on many factors, including its shape. You may be limited by your lot size, but if you have choices, getting a lawn that fits your family’s lifestyle makes your home experience even better. Personalize your lawn with a shape that speaks to you:



Rectangular lawns bring a sense of order to the home. By far the most popular lawn shape, going symmetric with your lawn makes for easy mowing. That’s not to say your lawn has to be boring! You can add interest to a rectangular lawn by mowing stripes and patterns into it. You’ll never face the challenge of trimming curved edges. Like playing lawn games with the family? You’re going to like this type of lawn. There are no worries about accidentally stepping onto flowers and plants when your lawn is one large open space, perfect for kicking around a soccer ball or a having a friendly badminton match at your next party.



Gentle curves outline this layout, similar to a small pond. An open-shaped lawn flows freely and makes people feel relaxed. This shape is ideal for homeowners who want a more playful type of lawn, while still having enough space for the kids to run around. An open lawn seems to mix into its surroundings seamlessly, making it the perfect oasis for nature-lovers. An open lawn’s smooth lines put people at ease and make them feel welcome in your yard.



If you’re going for a formal look, a circular lawn is the shape for you. Often surrounded by shrubs, trees and garden areas, going round with your grass infuses some extra scenery into your space. A perfect circle catches people’s eyes like no other shape, so be ready to make a statement with your landscaping. What better way to host friends and family than eating on a picnic table encircled by nature? You’re sure to enjoy this configuration for its striking appearance and entertainment possibilities.


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A free-flowing lawn includes pocket gardens and trees between areas of grass. These are the types of lawns that make you feel like you’re in your own little world, since you never can see the entire space at once. This effect can add mystery to a lawn, and encourage visitors to explore. Obstructed views also make your lawn appear larger than it really is, which is great for homeowners who want to impress. It can be a little trickier to care for a lawn with so many round edges, but the payoff is usually worth it.

Beautiful lawns come in all shapes and sizes – but not all shapes and sizes are right for every homeowner. Before you choose a lawn shape, first think about which one will fit your outdoor lifestyle. Then ask yourself whether that shape looks best with your home’s exterior. Think down the line a little bit and you’ll choose a shape to enjoy for years to come.