It’s Time To Kill The Lawn

American lawns waste water, kill biodiversity, and generate huge amounts of pollution. It’s time to rewild them

Clive Thompson

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A lawn, shot from down low and straight across the top of the grass, with a house in the background
Photo by Petar Tonchev on Unsplash

I understand why Americans love their lawns.

They can be mesmerizingly pretty. When you behold a huge spread of lawn mowed into perfect cross-hatching — the sun casting microshadows that accentuate the…

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Clive Thompson

I write 2X a week on tech, science, culture — and how those collide. Writer at NYT mag/Wired; author, “Coders”. @clive@saturation.social clive@clivethompson.net