What's a Lawn to You? | Deborah Schoeberlein

June 30, 2014 1:55 PM

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What's a Lawn to You? | Deborah Schoeberlein

Summertime is green with lawns. Some are lavish, spanning acres. Others are tiny but proud displays in front of basic homes. Mainstream America equates perfectly homogenous manicured lawns with wealth and stability; the lawn is a middle class icon... and more.

Historically, only the rich could afford to have lawns. After all, investing money (and labor) in growing green grass on expanses of fertile land is nothing if not a symbol of excess. Who else could afford to flaunt affluence? Okay, maybe you need one if you are going to hold a serious lawn party on...

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