Tag Archives: lawn

National Links: Origins of the Lawn

Every day at The Overhead Wire, we collect news about cities and send the links to our email list. At the end of the week we take some of the most popular stories and post them to Greater Greater Washington, a group blog similar to streets.mn that focuses on urban issues in the D.C. region. […]

Chart of the Day: Water Use per Crop (Lawn vs Agriculture)

Via Scienceline, here’s a chart showing the amount of acre-feet of water used in a year for different “crops” in the US. It’s a┬ácumulative total, represnting just how much “lawn” there is on the country, versus all the agricultural land. Here you go: You can see that there’s an awful lot of lawn, and its […]