I find the term "lawn care" ironic. Care implies knowledge, first of all. And compassion. It means I do not think of myself first.
Yet, when it comes to lawn care, I am tempted to do the opposite.
- I want to think first of my neighborhood reputation. (Look at the Barkat lawn!)
- I desire to do what is simplest, requiring the least amount of knowledge; thus, I am faced with the temptation to use a chemical fix. (See Craver's discussions on dandelions and a mysterious chemical and herbicide temptations. Very thought provoking.)
- Indeed, society asks me to care very little for the creatures that live in my lawn, walk on it, or receive its runoff. (Which means, ultimately, I am asked not to care for my own health or that of my children's generation.)
So, I was excited to find these, on How to Keep a Chemical-Free Lawn and How to Create a Lawn That's Sustainable. Just a little advice, to put me on my way to lawn care. The kind without irony.
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Front lawn photo, by L.L. Barkat.