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Here is some help to kill your grass, and references to help convince your neighbors that meadows and shrubs are not signs of sinful sloth.



Redesigning the American Lawn: A Search for Environmental Harmony
Bormann, F. Herbert. Balmori, Diana. Geballe, Gordon. Vernegaard, Lisa (Editor). Geballe, Gordon T.
Yale University Press
0-300-06197-8 1993 256p. $11.00 Illstr. In Print

The wild lawn handbook : alternatives to the traditional front lawn
Daniels, Stevie
New York, NY : Macmillan USA
0-02-529445-8 1995 223p. $20.00 Illstr. 30 Refs. In Print

The Lawn: A History of an American Obsession
Jenkins, Virginia S.
Smithsonian Institution Press
1-56098-406-6 1994 272p. $14.95 Illstr. In Print

The Wild Gardener in the Wild Landscape: The Art of Naturalistic Landscaping
Kenfield, Warren G. Hamilton, Happy K. (Illustrator). Egler, Frank E. (Introduction by)
Connecticut College Arboretum
1-878899-00-7 1991 232p. $25.95 Illstr. In Print
Reprint Revised ed., originally 1966

The Natural Lawn and Alternatives
Roach, Margaret
Brooklyn Botanic Garden
0-945352-80-8 1993 96p. $6.95 Illstr.

Planting Noah's Garden: Further Adventures in Backyard Ecology
Stein, Sara
Houghton Mifflin Company
0-395-70960-1 1997 448p. $35.00 Illstr. In Print