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  1. #1 Wasted Resources? 
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    It seems people use a lot of resources to keep their grass short and green. So I was wondering, is it possible to bio-engineer grass so it doesn't grow beyond a certain point? It would certainly save a lot of time and energy.


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    I'm pretty sure that already exists. Some strains are just shorter than others.

    But it would still have to be cut to have a uniform length.

    You can't engineer each blade to be exactly the same length ... which is what people seem to want for their lawns.


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    Isn't it called 'astro-turf' ?
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    No astro-turf is a plastic substitute.
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    I know it's plastic - no water or nutrient required what could be better!
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