If you’re looking for our RETURN POLICY and procedures, it’s found on the bottom ‘menu’ as “RETURNS”.

Legal jargon may be necessary, later. If it is, we’ll add it here. But, for now:


People Devices, maker of Lawn Dot brand vegetation barriers, wants you to know the




Probably fooled ya, didn’t we.

Lawn Dots are somewhat different, unique, special. Talking about them and their use has spawned some unusual words and uncommon phraseology. (Like many amateur comedians, I do love word play.) To better enable you to understand the ideas presented on this site, we want you to have an insight into our………………………….


The term LAWN FEATURE is used liberally in the video presentations. We want you to understand that phrase to mean;

  1. any utility installation (see UTILITY INSTALLATION, below), a thing that is functionally required, or,

  2. any discretionary decoration / lawn ornament – like a flag pole, pink flamingo, gazing ball on a pedestal, plant – such as a tree, a miniature well or lighthouse, house number sign post, even a stone; things that you put in your lawn or landscape ’cause you wanna,

that you will have to trim the lawn around to keep the whole place from looking abandoned; more cultivated, cultured, neat, tidy, sharp, attended, manicured, civilized, up-scale, high rent, pristine, enviable………………(Oh, stop it!).

OBSTRUCTION is also a word that we’ve sprinkled around this site, especially in the videos. Legal obstruction is a crime. Mowing obstruction is nearly as bad – like when you’ve got a fresh cold one in the cupholder of your new machine and have to perform the ol’ back and forth with a half wheel twist. (High degree of difficulty with risk of serious spillage.) Mowing obstructions are the ones making you ask yourself: “Who wanted the dang………..(electricity, water, gas, satellite, mail), anyway?”

UTILITY INSTALLATION: A dang mowing obstruction (see OBSTRUCTION, above) you can’t stand to get rid of.

When preceded by the word MOWING, to make the phrase MOWING OBSTRUCTION, it refers to particular LAWN FEATURES that add no aesthetic value (don’t look so good) to your landscape theme, force you to pay attention and sometimes curse, present serious risk of damage, injury or wasteful spillage and generally slow-up play.

OK. ‘Nough fun for now. If you would like to see your favorite mowing peeve written here, use the CONTACT feature and send it to me. Always got time for a good one. Also, if I’m reminded of obscure verbiage by enough visitors, I’ll clarify here on my own, when I get time, or can remember, or if the mood strikes me……….(Oh, stop it!).

So, lets go on to…………………..


CONDITIONS for installing Lawn Dots are logical and liberal (though obviously non-politically). Like string trimming, I wouldn’t want to do it in the rain, but could if so provoked (by marriage). UN-like chemical sprays which NEVER want to be applied in the rain, you definitely want to apply Lawn Dots in the dormant or ‘off’ season, as well as in a growing season. Lawn Dots were designed to make plants, like grass, permanently dormant, anyway. The fact that whatever they’re covering is already dormant accomplishes a third of their goal for them. They only have to settle to the ground (squash the dormant stuff) and prevent the growth (stuff already, or soon to be dormant) from becoming un-dormant (good example of ‘unusual’ word).

Logically, the condition of the ground is important, if you think it is. Lawn Dots are very flexible and will conform to whatever hideous topography (surface roughness, and let’s keep it real) they’re placed upon. In a practical way, though, they look much better if they lay relatively flat, and, in a practical way, they are less likely to present a lump for a mower deck to snag. Physical contact with some part of a mower is about the only way to damage a “Dot”. So, whether the ground is horizontal or sloped, un-lumpy or flat, is best. But you’ll be forgiven the travesty of placing one on lumpy ground if you’re doing it to bare the ground so that skiving-off the lumps is easier. (That’s what I do. I’m pretty lazy.) And since we’re talkin’ ’bout it, cheatin’ by filling in the lumpy parts ain’t so good an idea, neither. It’s always best for Lawn Dots to lay on the common grade of the lawn. They pose less risk of mower interference that way.

Now then, for all you rich guys with the fancy new mowers without steerin’ wheels…………………

Because they can turn so tight a circle, is not the best reason to do it. I know who’s doin’ it ’cause I can see the wheel damage around each lawn feature (see LAWN FEATURE, above). And, no, I’m not proposing the ol’ back and forth with a half twist (see OBSTRUCTION, above). Just use a little wiggle or sashay move on the way by ’em. If it ain’t good enough like that, ask yourself, “Am I using a big enough Lawn Dot?” And for God sakes, slow down on those things! You’ll have more time for the cold ones. (Dang! Hurts my backside just watchin’ you guys bouncin’ ’round in road gear.)