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Lawns: Las Vegas Just Says No

I always bristle when people claim I’m anti-lawn. That couldn’t be further from the truth. I love lawns; throwing the ball with my teenage son, among my favorite pastimes, wouldn’t be the same without grass to play on.

In some situations, though, lawns just don’t belong . . . in Las Vegas for example. The region only gets about 4 inches of rain a year and the local lake is draining at a record pace.

Here’s an article produced today by the local ABC affiliate that details the city’s financial incentives to homeowners who get rid of their lawns: http://www.greenrightnow.com/kabc/2009/07/20/cash-for-grass-las-vegas-residents-get-rebates-for-tossing-their-turf/#more-4269

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Paul Tukey

An international leader of the green movement, Mr. Tukey is a journalist, author, filmmaker, TV host, activist and award-winning public speaker, who is widely recognized as North America's leading advocate for landscape sustainability and toxic pesticide reduction strategies.

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