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Lawns Are The Real Money (and Water) Pit

"...the nation's largest irrigated crop is cultivated grass, which covers more than 32 million acres in the continental United States. Homeowners spend more than $40 billion a year on their lawns, and they use approximately a hundred million pounds of pesticides, which they apply more heavily than farmers do. A third of all residential water use, furthermore, goers into yards." - quote from the book Green Metropolis, by David Owen.

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