I am asking this question here because it really is a question only a gardener can understand.
My wife and I are avid gardeners, but I find that when we search for a house to rent to call our home. The realtor or owner showing us the place, may start to wax poetic about mowing the lawn and I look at them like the RCA dog looking at the phonograph like "who said I was going to be mowing a lawn", I plan to have a vegetable garden here. Then the individual looks at me with a face like his blood pressure just went up. What makes someone react negatively to the idea of a garden and positive to the idea of a grassy desert is beyond my understanding.
So my question is, for anyone who is a renter and a hardcore gardener, how do you go about renting a house? Meaning how do you have that conversation or don't have that conversation that you will be doing some hardcore gardening, not keeping someone else's lawn for them?
To be clear, I am just talking about several raised-beds that will be gone the day we move, which could be a year or 6 six later. The precious grass will still be there and it does grow back. I am perplexed by this lack of understanding of how grass works.