This is a neighborhood I cut through occasionally and for the last year I have watched these two homes and their yards. The guy on the right had his house built at the same time as the person on the left. He watered his lawn regularly. After it rooted in he applied fertilizer, weed and feed, and winterized it. The guy on the left got his grass and watered it for the first three weeks. Then came the summer drought and he didn’t water. He eventually watered as he saw his lawn deteriorate but it was too late. It looked so bad he had do it it again. This spring we had lots of water and the yard looked good. But now it hasn’t rained for two weeks and his sod went to hell again. So there he is reacting by putting the sprinklers on full bore trying to bring it back. Any of this sound familiar?
The guy on the left hasn’t put forth any effort and yet he wants to be the guy on the right. He reacts rather than prepares. He may have a game plan but he’s not putting in the time or effort to make it happen. In the end it costs him a lot more time and money and the result is still bad. I can almost guarantee that his lawn directly reflects a lot about the person that lives in it. It doesn’t mean that the guy on the right is a hard worker or that the guy on the left is lazy. He may pay someone to do all the work. But it tells me that the guy on the right cares. He makes sure that his lawn looks the way he wants it to. The guy on the left feels it’s not important.
A lot of us have tried building websites to improve the “lawn” of our domains. Unfortunately most look like the left because we’re not putting in the time to make them look like the right.