The Washington Post

Displaying only grassy lawns: Why?


I was pleased with the text of the Aug. 25 Style article “Lawns: Why?” but felt that the visuals totally missed the point.

The first image in the piece depicted a lawn that covered the entire space above the fold. Then, the second image was another full lawn with a family picnicking on it. The point of the piece was that we need to move away from landscapes that largely support no life, either for humans or wildlife. Surely, The Post could have found at least one image of a yard resplenden­t with native plants to support animals or garden landscapes with food for humans to back up that message. Sadly, anyone just looking at the pictures in this article was reminded that the American Dream is still covered in grass. Sigh.

Kasha Helget, Alexandria

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