"Redesigning the American Lawn" by F.Herbert Bormann

Redesigning the American Lawn A Search for Environmental Harmony F.Herbert Bormann, Diana Balmori, Gordon T. Geballe, Lisa Vernegaard

Publication date:
03 Aug 2001
192 pages: 254 x 178 x 13mm
45 colour plates, 50 b&w illustrations

The authors in this book argue that our dedication to maintaining beautiful lawns is contributing to the serious environmental problems facing the planet and they offer strategies for creating and caring for aesthetically pleasing and ecologically sound lawns. This new edition updates the original text and adds a chapter and illustrations showing what progress has been made in the ecological management of landscapes over the past decade.

F. Herbert Bormann is emeritus professor of forest ecology at the Yale University School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. Diana Balmori holds appointments as a lecturer in the Yale University School of Forestry and Environmental Studies and Yale University School of Architecture. She is also principal at Balmori Associates, Inc., New Haven, a landscape and urban design firm. Gordon T. Geballe is associate dean and lecturer in forest microbiology at the Yale University School of Forestry and Environmental Studies.

"An extremely readable summation of the origins of the addiction to lawns, and of the environmental reasons why Americans should kick the habit." Anne Raver, New York Times Book Review "A manual for improving a large part of the American environment while reducing pollution, saving Americans a large amount of money, and beautifying the landscape." Edward O. Wilson"