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How much do you spend on landscaping and your lawn?
Taking stock of the investment we make in our little patches of green can be a reality check. Here are some statistics that you can press up against your personal landscaping, gardening and lawncare choices. If your choices seem extreme, you might want to consider setting a goal to move closer to what you would like to contribute to our healthful environment.
Economics (time, $$ spent) of lawns and landscaping
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