CNBC's web site has a perversely amusing piece about one business that's doing well in the recession: companies that paint lawns green. Here's the link.
The article says demand for these services is way up now that so many lawns on foreclosed homes have gone totally brown. It quotes TJ Davis, founder of a service called Green Genie. "It gives a house curb appeal, so when prospective buyers drive up, they know they won't have to spend X number of dollars fixing up the lawn," he says.
Um, those prospective buyers must not be looking very carefully.
Anyway, Green Genie charges 25 cents a square foot, so the average lawn would cost about $250 to $300, CNBC says.