The UCLA Magazine of July 2007 contains an article entitled, “Keep Off the Lawn." The article summarizes UCLA Center on the Everyday Lives of Families research on the living habits of home owning families in Southern California.
The study found that yards were often well maintained but rarely used. This raises interesting questions. For example, are people too busy doing other things or are they spending so much time working to pay for the house with the nice yard that they don't have time to actually enjoy it?
Click on the link to see a PDF file of the article. Keep Off The Lawn