Archive - Aug 7, 2013

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Our Lawn Obsession

Two weeks ago, I wrote a column about how we should ease up on our expectation that our lawns be perfect swards of pure grass. Sure enough, here is an article which treats the subject at great, but very interesting, length, from both a scientific and historical perspective. When did we start mowing our lawns? When did we begin to demand that they be pure grass? How many acres of lawn are there in the USA? These and many other questions are answered in the article.