A typical lawn
A lawn sprinkler
A striped lawn

A lawn is an area of land planted with grass, and sometimes clover and other plants. Lawns are cut to a low, even height using a lawnmower. Lawns are used for aesthetic (for their beauty) and recreational purposes. Other words used to describe them are turf, pitch, field or green may be used, depending on the sport and the continent.

The earliest mention of lawns comes from France during the 1500s.[1] Lawns (as opposed to fields) found their way to England in the 1700s.[1] One acre of lawn would take three gardeners all day to mow using a tool called a scythe.[1] Today a garden tractor mower with a 48" cut can mow an acre in less than an hour.[2]

Lawns around the world

In many parts of the United States lawn care is an important part of home maintenance. a poorly kept up lawn can hurt the value of a home.[3] Lawns are central to family activities. Neighborhood cookouts, birthday parties and playing outdoor games are just some of the uses.[3]

World Famous Lawns include:[4]

Other Languages
Afrikaans: Grasperk
العربية: نبات مروج
Avañe'ẽ: Kapi'ipe
azərbaycanca: Qazon
تۆرکجه: چیمن
বাংলা: ঘাস
Bahasa Banjar: Kumpay
беларуская: Газон
български: Тревна площ
català: Gespa
čeština: Trávník
chiShona: Huswa
Cymraeg: Lawnt
Deutsch: Rasen
Diné bizaad: Tłʼoh
eesti: Muru
English: Lawn
эрзянь: Тикше
español: Césped
Esperanto: Herbotapiŝo
euskara: Soropil
فارسی: چمن
français: Gazon
Gaeilge: Faiche
Gàidhlig: Feur
galego: Céspede
한국어: 잔디
हिन्दी: घास
Ido: Gazono
Bahasa Indonesia: Rumput
italiano: Tappeto erboso
עברית: מדשאה
Basa Jawa: Suket
қазақша: Көгал
Kiswahili: Nyasi
kurdî: Giya
latviešu: Zāliens
lietuvių: Veja
la .lojban.: srasyfoldi
magyar: Gyep
македонски: Тревник
Bahasa Melayu: Rumput
монгол: Өвс
Nederlands: Gazon (grasveld)
नेपाली: चौर
norsk: Plen
پنجابی: کعا
polski: Trawnik
română: Gazon
Runa Simi: Qachu-qachu
русский: Газон
саха тыла: От
Scots: Lawn
Soomaaliga: Cows
Basa Sunda: Jukut
suomi: Nurmikko
svenska: Gräsmatta
తెలుగు: గడ్డి
тоҷикӣ: Алаф
Türkçe: Çimen
тыва дыл: Газон
удмурт: Турын
українська: Газон
Tiếng Việt: Bãi cỏ
walon: Rimouye
West-Vlams: Ges
Winaray: Banwá
žemaitėška: Vejie
中文: 草地