Age of Awareness
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Age of Awareness

Lawns Don’t Have to Be Terrible

You don’t need a poisoned monoculture to have pretty green space

Our back yard. (photo, and fresh mowing, by me)

It is not news that the traditional American lawn is an ecological disaster. The classic expanse of identical non-native green blades (often in a perfectly rectangular space) is actually about as far from “nature” as a growing thing can be. Monoculture lawns are deeply watered and heavily fertilized…

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Shannon Page

Shannon Page

Writer, editor, thinker of things, living on Orcas Island, Washington state. https://www.shannonpage.net