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History’s Ted Steinberg discussed his role in a report on the history of the American lawn

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FOX Weather: Ted Steinberg, the Adeline Barry Davee Distinguished Professor of History and author of American Green: the Obsessive Quest for the Perfect Lawn, was the go-to expert for an in-depth report on the 150-year history of the American lawn. “There are, in the United States today, somewhere between 60,000 and 65,000 square miles of lawn,” he said. “If you take all that lawn and you put it all together, you get a state about the size of Florida.”