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Wild Lawns: Natural or Nuisance?

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Maintaining a pristine emerald green lawn can require fertilizers, herbicides, and countless hours yard work. For those looking for more eco-friendly alternatives, letting the yard grow wild could be an option. One central Ohio woman did just that but came up against those who saw  her lawn as a nuisance and potential home to vermin and noxious weeds.


  • Tom Frederick, Zoning Inspector for St. Albans township
  • Sarah Baker, St. Albans Township resident and Baker's Acres Greenhouse employee
  • Neil Diboll, ecologist and President of the Prairie Nursery in Westfield, Wisconsin


Sarah Baker's op-ed in the Washington Post

This show originally aired on August 13, 2015 at 10 a.m.

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