August 29, 2008

SAVING WATER AND ENERGY WITH A FAKE LAWN:

Strangers pull vehicles over to examine Lee Miller’s forever green yard. Neighbors pause to touch, to step on the perfect front lawn.

Miller’s yard fools people who pass by her West Knoxville home in grass-growing months and puzzles them in the winter when it stays perfectly green. She doesn’t mow, water, fertilize or seed it. For three summers the 1 3/4-inch grass has neither grown nor gone brown. Her main maintenance tool is a leaf blower used to move twigs and leaves off her land.

Because this grass isn’t real.

Sign me up . . . .