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The Tyranny Of The Lawn

December 2023
1min read

Each summer finds millions of Americans locked in a costly and frustrating battle to remake their personal patch of the environment. They want soft, close-cropped grass, uniformly green, unsullied by dandelions, shaded by trees. But where did this ideal come from? Did anybody ever say this was how a lawn had to look? It turns out somebody did, and not that long ago.

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