This picture is a fine description of the struggles with the Icelandic landscape. It is so harsh and rocky and yet there is still an effort to achieve warm weather lawns. The house I am living in does have a lawn in the backyard which requires a lot of care in the summer. Otherwise, it is cement everywhere else. Cement is easy to come by with all of the rocks.
On another note, I hope everyone has voted who is abroad or will be voting on the 4th. If you are in Iceland, come to the Election Party thrown by the American Embassy in Iceland starting at 9pm, November 4th at the Grand Hotel. There are no reservations required.