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Sunday, 20 December 2015

Lawn

Before the invention of the lawn mower in 1830, lawns were maintained by the grazing of horses and sheep. Only the very wealthy could afford to pay teams of scythe-wielding laborers to keep their pristine lawns in check.


President Woodrow Wilson kept a flock of sheep on the White House lawn. He sold the wool and gave the money to the Red Cross.

It takes eight hours to mow the White House lawns . Gardeners mow them twice a week to the precise level of 2½ inches.

More than 50% of water applied to lawns is lost to evaporation or run-off due to overwatering.

In the United States, pink plastic flamingo statues are popular lawn ornaments. In fact there are more fake flamingos in the world than real flamingos.

Source The Independent

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