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A great deal of mis-information exists in this article. Good to see at least 10 folks who are working to a goal of greater sustainability..
An old 'sage' landscape architect
Footnote: If this article is presenting 'state of the art news' on landscaping, then why is a comment I wrote August 4 of last year still hanging around?
150 dollar mower (on it's 4th year), 15 bucks for gas and oil and 10 bucks for weed killer. It lives or it dies, because I've got better things to spend my money on.
A half acre of lawn? That equates to nearly 400,000 gallons of water for irrigation each year (depending on local temperatures and rain). Enough for 10 swimming pools!
Why not eliminate some of the expanse of lawn?? Or, change the grass species to one (or more) that grow lower, slower, and do not require as much resource input (time,chemicals, and money)
Lawns are a 300 year old carryover from European elite who bragged their status by having huge estate lawns and scores of servants to care for them. Hopefully we have matured beyond that.
Nice information Ys Up!
I am surprised that it is not mentioned about the fertilizer run off and destruction of wildlife, both in the yard and water run off. The cost is much higher and destructive.