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Author(s):Duble, Richard L.
Author Affiliation:Extension Turfgrass Specialist, Texas A&M University
Title:"Yes, John, lawns can be justified!"
Source:Texas Turfgrass. Vol. 44, No. 2, Summer 1991, p. 6.
Publishing Information:College Station, TX: Texas Turfgrass Association, Inc., 1003 Howe
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Turfgrasses; Lawn turf; Turfgrass industry; Environment
Abstract/Contents:"In the June 3, 1991 issue of Time magazine, contributing editor John Skow questioned the value of lawns. He hints that run-off from lawns poisons our water supplies, makes children sick and causes cancer. He further states,'Government supervison of lawn pesticides has been notably drowsy and unwilling to crack down.' The truth is, John, lawns improve our environment by absorbing air pollutants, reducing surface temperatures, reducing erosion, buffering noise, reducing dust and glare and providing abundant oxygen. The lawn is a living, organic, biological filter that protects our soil and water from all the pollutants people like you put into our environment when you drive your car, heat your house, cook your food, dispose of your waste and a thousand other things you do. Lawns are beautiful, functional and well worth the resources and time people spend maintaining them."
ASA/CSSA/SSSA Citation (Crop Science-Like - may be incomplete):
Duble, R. L. 1991. "Yes, John, lawns can be justified!". Tex. Turfgrass. 44(2):p. 6.
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