Couple's win forces Smiths Falls to revisit approach to 'naturalized' lawns

By Krystalle Ramlakhan, CBC News Ottawa

A Smiths Falls, Ont., couple say they're pleased the town has rescinded an order to uproot their "naturalized" lawn, but fear the battle isn't over yet.

Instead of a manicured lawn and garden, Beth and Craig Sinclair planted 150 trees and other native plant species in front of their bungalow. The couple, who moved to Smiths Falls from Seattle about a decade ago, said natural lawns like theirs are common in their former city.

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