Number one; who wants to spend time wrestling the hose across the front yard and the sidewalk to water plants? Not me. Number two; there is a park at the end of our street. During events (think soccer season) cars park up and down the block and lots of little feet would trample more tender plants to death. Yucca and sedum can stand up to the little monsters. Number three: the city can do whatever it wants to do to this little piece of our property…you maintain it but you are at their mercy.
I never thought that paint would be an issue. The city painted my plants! And my gravel!
I’m sure the yucca will be fine; it’s only a couple leaves but the sedum. It’s completely caked in yellow paint. Thank god it’s just sedum. Can you imagine how angry I’d be if this was an agave? The mayor would be hearing from me. No, Sam…I am not kidding. You would be hearing from me.
One of our neighbors is having gas piped to her home. The city came out to mark the lines. But I think they got something wrong. At least I hope so. Why are our lines the only ones marked (all the other painted lines are in the street)? We don’t live next to her, or directly across the street from her. Are they digging into our gas lines to install hers? Do you see how close those yellow lines are to the tree? What about the roots? Don’t you dare mess with my tree’s roots!