Drawing on both electronic and print sources, this research seeks to explore the cultural, economic, and environmental implications of the American lawn and suggest the need to awaken a cultural discussion aimed at harmonizing one’s landscape with reality. The lawn penetrates the American’s daily life, yet few stop to examine the origins and effects of the lawn. Involving many of the leading academic voices in this subject, this work further aims to ignite a diverse discussion of the lawn’s connection to oil, fertilizers, pesticides, drinking water, and individual’s behavior. Considerable evidence supports the notion that the lawn can be conformed and adapted to satisfy a broad spectrum of individuals, communities, and climates.
Guy, D. M. (2017). Dawn of the Lawn. Exigence, 1 (1). Retrieved from http://commons.vccs.edu/exigence/vol1/iss1/10