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Down on the Farm: Liberate the lawn

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If we all just took a pill about our lawns, the world would be better off.

A lawn need not consist of all grass just because that's how it is at the golf course. A little clover, a patch of creeping charlie or a few dandelions never hurt anybody.

When the grass dries out in August, the clover with its deeper roots grows on, giving one something substantial to mow.

Creeping charlie smells spicy when mowed, as do the many mints that we have dismissed as weeds.

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