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Grass and before grass


This article is not about marijuana, often called “grass”, no, it’s about ground covers. Town property owners are required to maintain their lawns with grass mowed to acceptable levels. And most try to do that, mowing between rains sometimes. We have more weeds than grass in some areas, but at least it’s green.

But how long have residents been mowing properties, didn’t they have animals grazing close to cabins? Was it only in town people were required to clear areas or keep ground cover short? And what were those native ground covers?

The question was posed to the local Natural R...

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