The Lawn

A History of an American Obsession
Author(s): Virginia Jenkins
Original Publish Date: May 26, 2015
Product Number: EB00598134
Released: May 26, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781588345165
Publisher: Smithsonian Books
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Lawns now blanket thirty million acres of the United States, but until the late nineteenth century few Americans had any desire for a front lawn, much less access to seeds for growing one. In her comprehensive history of this uniquely American obsession, Virginia Scott Jenkins traces the origin of the front lawn aesthetic, the development of the lawn-care industry, its environmental impact, and modern as well as historic alternatives to lawn mania.

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