The Environmental Hazard Of Green Lawns

The organic lawn movement is challenging the overuse of fertilizer, pesticides, and water.
May 20, 2004, 5am PDT | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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Concerns are increasing that "those lush, weed-free lawns represent an environmental hazard. The problem isn't the lawns themselves, which benefit the environment in many ways, critics say. It's the way they encourage overuse of everything from fertilizer and pesticides to water.Such practices are coming under increasing scrutiny, not only from environmentalists but also from lawn-industry companies, which are keeping a wary eye on the amorphous, but rapidly growing, organic lawn movement."

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Published on Thursday, May 20, 2004 in The Christian Science Monitor
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