in Grass

Published by University of California Press

Published in print March 2009 | ISBN: 9780520258396
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520944527 | DOI:

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This chapter discusses the beginnings of the grass lawn aesthetic and the historical relation between domestic grazers and turf in the Old World. The thick and short grasses imported from around the world formed the basis for an American sod industry that now rivals the economies of small nations. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, turf in America today, three-fourths of it on lawns, covers an area the size of Pennsylvania.

Keywords: grass; lawn; grazers; turf; sod industry; U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Chapter.  4409 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Animal Pathology and Diseases

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