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Can't we all just not get a lawn?

October 01, 2009

Re "A grass that's always greener," Column One,

Sept. 28

Let the grass die and good riddance, I say. The cost in dollars and the negative impact on the environment from the weed killers and fertilizers that we dump on our lawns is just too high to justify. And really, is grass all that beautiful or interesting to look at anyway? Native plants are far more interesting and ecologically friendly than any grass will ever be.

Michael Sievers

Valley Glen, Calif.


Maybe the problem is that we think we "need" lawns.

Walter H. Sakai

Santa Monica

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