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Grass is narrow-leaved green herbage type of Plant grown as lawns or found in the wild in fields. Used as pasture for grazing animals and can also be cut and dried as Hay, which is a grass, legumes, or other herbaceous plants that have been cut, dried, and stored for use as animal fodder, particularly for grazing animals such as cattle, horses, goats, and sheep. Hay is also fed to smaller animals such as rabbits and guinea pigs. Pigs may be fed hay, but they do not digest it as efficiently as fully herbivorous animals.

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Lawn is a field of cultivated and mowed grass. Lawn is an area of soil-covered land planted with grasses or (rarely) other durable plants such as clover which are maintained at a short height with a lawnmower and used for aesthetic and recreational purposes.

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Naturally Short Grass with Low Maintenance
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Festuca is a genus of flowering plants belonging to the grass family, Poaceae (subfamily Pooideae). They are evergreen or herbaceous perennial tufted grasses with a height range of 10–200 cm (4–79 in) and a cosmopolitan distribution, occurring on every continent except Antarctica.

How to install an Eco friendly Lawn for a low maintenance grassy landscape (youtube)

No Mow Grass

Sustainable Lawns and Landscaping

Short Grass Seed Varieties
Buffel Grass - Buffalo Grass
Kentucky Blue Grass (Poa Pratensis)
Zoysia is a genus of creeping grasses widespread across much of Asia and Australia, as well as various islands in the Pacific.
Z Farms

Replace your old lawn with a New Slow Growing Grass using Lawn Grass Plugs.
Lawn Plugs - Grassing

Cutting down on Lawn Mowing will also reduce Deaths and Serious Injuries:
More than 17,000 Children a year are injured by Lawn Mowers
161,00 injuries from Lawn Mowers
Risks of Lawn Mowing
Hustler Turf

Pesticide Lawn Application: States and local jurisdictions play a major role in regulating the use of chemicals on lawns. The active ingredient most widely used on residential lawns in the United States is a chemical mixture called 2,4-dichloro­­phenoxyacetic acid, or 2,4-D, which is sold in differing formulations under a variety of trade names. Another common herbicide is glyphosate. Studies of occupational exposure to agricultural pesticides (including 2,4-D and glyphosate) have found a positive
correlation with certain cancers. There is no scientific standard for how long one should stay off a lawn after it is treated.
Yet a 2013 study examining the levels of lawn Pesticides in the urine of dogs found that herbicides persisted on lawn surfaces for at least 48 hours after spraying. If you’re trying to get rid of the bulk of the exposure, you want to be off of [a treated area] for at least two days, and more like three. Just because it’s dried doesn’t mean it’s not transferable. It may mist later, or there may be dew in the morning. Even dried chemicals such as lead and pesticides leave residues on hands and clothes.

Americas most grown crop is something that no one is eating, no one is asking for, and no one is quite sure what to do with. It’s your Lawn. The U.S. devotes a full one-fifth of its land to agriculture (408 million acres, or 637,500 square miles) for farmers to grow on, of which corn is the largest food crop. However, there are almost 50,000 square miles of Lawn Growing in the U.S.—almost three times as much as corn. 128,000 square kilometers (or about 50,000 square miles) of growth, three times that of the U.S. land occupied by corn. This is so ignorant it's not even funny.

The Case Against Lawns

Drought Tolerant Landscaping
Desert Landscapes
Low Water Landscaping
Low Maintenance Landscaping
Water Use Knowledge

Native Plants - Plants

Synthetic Grass?

Todd Valley Farms

Get and Maintain a Healthy Lawn

Scythe is an agricultural hand tool for mowing grass or reaping crops. It has largely been replaced by horse-drawn and then tractor machinery, but is still used in some areas of Europe and Asia.
Scythe beats a Gas Powered Weed Wacker in Grass Cutting Competition
South West Annual Scythe Festival - June 2010 (youtube)
Sean Dembrosky presents the different types of blades, demonstrates proper scything techniques (video)

Tools (building) - Tools (engineering)

Edible Landscapes - Growing Food instead of non-edible plants

Edible Lawns
Edible Landscaping
From Lawns to Edible Landscapes (youtube)
Edible Landscapes London
Pam Warhurst Edible Landscapes (video)

Forest Gardens - Permaculture
Plant Maintenance
Seeds

Of course growing Grass for Farm Animals is a totally different type of Grassing:
Forage Seed
Best Forage
Seed Land
Hancock Seed

Forage is plant material (mainly plant leaves and stems) eaten by grazing livestock. Historically, the term forage has meant only plants eaten by the animals directly as pasture, crop residue, or immature cereal crops, but it is also used more loosely to include similar plants cut for fodder and carried to the animals, especially as hay or silage. The term forage fish refers to small schooling fish that are preyed on by larger aquatic animals. While the term forage has a broad definition, the term forage crop is used to define crops, annual or biennial, which are grown to be utilized by grazing or harvesting as a whole crop.

Cover Crops - Seeds




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