Nowhere in the world are lawns as revered as they are in the United States. The picture-perfect patch of grass is so deeply rooted in the American psyche it feels more like a default setting than a choice. Americans spend countless hours every year seeding, watering, mowing, and fertilizing patches of grass that don’t make much sense, economically or ecologically. But why? In this episode, we dig into the history of our lawnly love to learn where the concept came from…and how we grew so obsessed. listen here.