Argues that the modern lawn should be replaced with more environmentally friendly lawns, or alternative garden design.
F. Herbert Bormann is emeritus professor of forest ecology at the Yale University School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. Diana Balmori holds appointments as a lecturer in the Yale University School of Forestry and Environmental Studies and Yale University School of Architecture. She is also principal at Balmori Associates, Inc., New Haven, a landscape and urban design firm. Gordon T. Geballe is associate dean and lecturer in forest microbiology at the Yale University School of Forestry and Environmental Studies.
An extremely readable summation of the origins of the addiction to lawns, and of the environmental reasons why Americans should kick the habit. Anne Raver, New York Times Book Review "A manual for improving a large part of the American environment while reducing pollution, saving Americans a large amount of money, and beautifying the landscape." Edward O. Wilson"