New study suggests it’s time to replace modern, grassy lawns

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The lush green lawns surrounding many American homes and businesses and that fill beautiful parks and other outdoor spaces might not be the greatest idea, according to Australian scientist Maria Ignatieva and Swedish scientist Marcus Hedblom. In a new Perspective piece published in the Science journal, the urban ecologists suggest that it might be time to rethink the modern lawn.

Ignatieva and Hedblom say that the negative environmental consequences of green lawns far outweigh the natural benefits,… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building



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