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Kansas City Woman Surrounds Home With Sand
80 tons of it replaces lawn, though some neighbors hate it
By Newser Editors, Newser Staff
Posted May 28, 2014 3:29 PM CDT

(Newser) – It is the ultimate low-maintenance "lawn": A Kansas City, Missouri, homeowner said goodbye to grass by shipping in 80 tons of sand around her suburban home, reports KCTV. "Now being over 60, I've decided that I've owned the house for 33 years and that I wasn't going to mow anymore or water," explains Georgiana Reid. Some neighbors are ticked in a there-goes-the-neighborhood kind of way, but the city says Reid hasn't violated any ordinances because the sand is being used for landscaping purposes. Click for the full story, which got spotted by Gawker.

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May 29, 2014 10:03 AM CDT
Just wait until she finds out that she has just installed the world's biggest neighborhood kitty litter tray.You gonna need one heck of a pooper scooper. Here, kitty, kitty, kitty!
May 29, 2014 12:51 AM CDT
Also, she has 34 cats.
May 28, 2014 11:27 PM CDT
Good for her! I used gravel and ground hugging evergreen bushes myself. I still have to pluck weeds out of the gravel, but in only takes about five minutes every two weeks or so. Beats the hell out of having to mow...