Why do we have lawns?
Whether we know it or not, we’re imitating European royalty. The first lawns were created by the nobles and aristocrats of 17th- and 18th-century Europe, including Louis XIV of France, whose Versailles gardens were the first to include squares of tapis vert, or “green carpet.” The idea of lawns as status symbols and “pleasure grounds” caught on among French and British landed gentry, who relied on servants, sheep, and goats as lawn mowers. After the American Revolution, the trend hopped the Atlantic and flourished among the new nation’s landed aristocrats. George Washington had an English-style lawn at his home in Mount Vernon, as did Thomas Jefferson at Monticello. Front lawns didn’t really trickle down to the common man “until the development of suburban housing after the Civil War,” said Virginia Scott Jenkins, author of The Lawn: A History of an American Obsession. With World War II’s end and Americans’ mass exodus from cities, lawns became emblems of American leisure and prosperity—and a burden for generations of homeowners.
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What can be done to reduce pollution and keep green lawns in America?
The answer is Enviro-mowing!
What is Enviro-mowing?
Answer: Enviro-mowing is a system of equipment and techniques that has eliminated the use of gasoline and uses mowers, trimmers & blowers that offer a reduced carbon footprint. Environ-mowing is accomplished by utilizing the newest available equipment and technology created exclusively for the landscaping industry. By using a renewable energy source for electricity, reducing oil dependency by eliminating gasoline, both foreign and domestic and reducing noise pollution when mowing grass this unique service called Enviro-mowing is accomplished to maintain larger residential and commercial lawns. Enviro-mowing also utilizes techniques that help promote natural growth, reduce water usage and eliminate harmful pesticides.