< Beachapedia:Factoid | 2011 | 08
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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