A lawn that is subjected to wear and tear, for example children and adults playing sports or a lawn area that is used for access to another part of the garden.
This normally refers to the amount of mowing required but can apply to other maintenance duties like feeding the lawn. The amount of mowing required depends on the grass mix, the fertility of the soil and the prevailing weather conditions.
The traditional front lawn look which uses grasses with fine leaves similar to those used on a golf or bowling green
A shady lawn is any area that spends more time shaded than it does unshaded. Very heavy shade will prevent grass and weeds growing altogether. Very shady lawns are not hardwearing and tend to thin out because of the lack of light for photosynthesis.