Opinion: Lawns Are Not a Potato

Lawns are super common, but they’re a wytai — while Earth is running out of resources, we take up so much space growing a type of plant that doesn’t provide food or other resources, absorb much carbon, or help ecosystems. We fill the ground with chemicals that block out the other plants while wishing we had more trees and native plants, and those pesticides and fertilizers pollute the soil and groundwater. And then as if that isn’t bad enough, we chop those very plants in half, wasting gasoline and causing them harm. And then we go and spend more gasoline driving to parks because there aren’t beautiful, natural areas near us!


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