What's the thing with having grass between the roads and sidewalks in Murica? Who owns that area? Are you letting people walk on your garden?
>not having grass and trees everywhere you can
Its called a "curb lawn" or a "road verge":
Has many many purposes. Its owned by the city typically though I always help to maintain mine. People don't walk on it, it protects pedestrians though (among other things),
City owns the neutral lawn space and takes care of it
Well maintained lawn was a symbol of status and nobility in England and once people came to the States it was all the rage with all of the lebensraum available
Meh, we got something similar depending on where you live.
The amount of grass and how its designed etc. all varies.
Like on left side of pic.
Green strips make sense when you put plenty of bushes and trees on them to shield the residents from the noise and stink of the traffic, but when it's just lawn it's pretty fucking useless.
For yourselves, yes.