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The front lawn

The lawn is the main setting where the player fights against the zombies, and is located in front of the player's house. Although the term is used to refer to the Pool, Fog, and Roof levels by most players in addition to in the song "Zombies on Your Lawn", these places are technically the backyard and roof of the player's house, and the lawn is just the front yard.

Layout

The lawn is arranged in a grid with nine columns and five rows (in the day, night, and roof stages) or six rows (in the pool and fog stages) that the player can plant on, one plant per square (except for Cob Cannon). During the night, squares can also contain graves where the player can plant nothing but Grave Busters and from which zombies emerge during the final wave. Also, the use of the Doom-shroom creates craters in the lawn, which cannot be planted in.

How it works

Zombies approach from the right side of the lawn, and eat the player's brains if they reach the left side by getting through their defenses. In the first two stages, which are in the front yard, and the third one which takes place in the backyard with a pool, the player has Lawn Mowers which run over all the zombies in a row, or lane, completely destroying them. However, they can only be used once. Later, in the pool stage, the lawn mowers by the pool will only kill the zombies that have made it out of the water at the time, so it is recommended to buy the Pool Cleaners (which kill all of the pool zombies in a similar fashion to that of the lawn mower) as soon as possible. On the roof, there are no extra defenses until the player purchases the Roof Cleaners from Crazy Dave's shop. All of these remaining at the end of the level provide an extra gold coin each.

Trivia

  • If one looks closely at the lawn, they can see tiny red and yellow flowers in the grass.
  • There is a night roof layout that is only playable on Dr. Zomboss' levels, level 5-10 and Dr. Zomboss's Revenge.
  • The lawn varies in size in certain levels (in the first 1-1 it is only one lane, in the first 1-2 and 1-3 there are three, and the backyard has six lanes instead of the normal five in the front yard).
    • This is technically because Garlic would not work on the pool if there is only one pool lane.
  • On the Xbox 360 version and PlayStation 3 version, there's a cluster of bushes where the zombies enter the lawn.
    • On the roof, there is instead an electrical wire pole in place of the bushes.
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Areas
Plants vs. Zombies
Player's House Day · Night · Pool · Fog · Roof (Night Roof)
Other Zen Garden (Mushroom Garden · Aquarium Garden · Tree of Wisdom) · Crazy Dave's Twiddydinkies
Plants vs. Zombies: Journey to the West
Adventure Mode The Zombies Are Coming · Nightfall · Backyard Emergency · Fog · Roof Battle (Night Roof)
Journey to the West
The Land Demon War of the Spider Woman (Resort) · Three Fights With Skeleton Demon · Subdue the Yellow-Browed Monster · Outsmart the Fire Child · Battle of the Ox-Demon
The Sea Demon Fight the Sea Demons · Brave the Dragon King's Palace
Plants vs. Zombies Adventures
Road Trip The Boonies · Dire Spires · Cadaver Cavern · Park-n-Perish · Killjoy Park · Sweaty Palms · U of Z · Frostbite Falls · Mildew Meadow · Grey Matter Gardens · The Sever Glades · The Sand Dooms · Zombitorium Manor
Player's Town Starting Area · The Plantagon Lot · The Workshop Lot · The Car Lot · The Post Office Lot · The Cafe Lot · The Fire Station Lot · The Flaming Lot · The Police Station Lot · The Bamboo Lot · The Fitness Lot · The Chilly Lot · The Sunny Lot · The Unlucky Lot
Plants vs. Zombies 2
Worlds Ancient Egypt · Pirate Seas · Wild West · Frostbite Caves · Lost City · Far Future · Dark Ages · Neon Mixtape Tour · Jurassic Marsh · Big Wave Beach · Modern Day
Other Player's House · Penny's Pursuit · Arena · Zen Garden
Plants vs. Zombies 2 (Chinese version)
Worlds Ancient Egypt · Pirate Seas · Wild West · Kongfu World · Far Future · Dark Ages (Fright Theater) · Big Wave Beach · Frostbite Caves · Sky City · Lost City · Neon Mixtape Tour · Jurassic Marsh · Modern Day · Steam Ages · Renaissance Age · Heian Age
Other PvP Mode · Penny's Pursuit · Arena
Plants vs. Zombies Online
Worlds Qin Shi Huang Mausoleum · Ancient Egypt · Pirate Seas · Far Future · East Sea Dragon Palace
Plants vs. Zombies: All Stars
Worlds American Suburbs · Prehistoric Ages · The Great Wall of China · Ancient Egypt · Pirate Seas · Wild West · Kongfu World · Journey to the West · Viking World · Far Future · Dark Ages · Neon Mixtape Tour
Other PvP Mode · Arena
Plants vs. Zombies 3
Blocks Your House · Taco Park · Green Screens Theater · Dave's Workshop · Jubilee Nightclub · Sunnyfield Farm · Silicorn Lab · Shallot Graveyard · BBQ Beach · Mulchburger Fast Food · Savings & Lawn Bank
Other Devour Tower