Does anyone remember hanging on every word of “Glamour Don’ts” when they were teenagers? That was the column in Glamour magazine relating to transgressions in fashion laws, which can still be found at www.Glamour.com. as “Don’t of the Day”. For you non-Glamour readers in the bunch, the column decries things like the horror of underwear lines showing through in the fanny area of your slacks and hair worn so long as to look like Morticia of the Adams family. You get the drift.
This posting is the first of a regular “Landscaping Don’ts” aimed at notions of landscaping design in the residential department. (The man I work for suggested the term “Landscape Violations”, which would work as well.) An obvious one would be red mulch, a color one would never, ever find in nature.
Here we go.
LANDSCAPE VIOLATION #1:
Near me in Stamford, Connecticut, a great many homes have a rimmed their properties with large stones. To me it’s somewhat violent looking, to have a line of large, jagged rocks lined up along the side of the road to what purpose? Preventing errant parking violations? How about a sign? Nothing subtle here. I see these stone barriers everywhere. I wonder if one contractor did it with the numerous homes he built and then others followed suit. Sometimes, driving to work in the morning I am reminded of the Flintstones.
What’s your opinion on this?