Life Not Lawn – Garden Earth
Lawn is the default covering for many of our private and public landscapes. Maintained to be unnaturally green regardless of the season and climate, and to contain only a species or a mixed planting of grasses, our lawns are a virtual dead zone as far as habitat goes, and they provide minimal ecological services compared to more diverse and climate-appropriate landscapes.
We believe lawns have become the most wasted green spaces on Garden Earth. In the United States alone there are 50-60,000 square miles of turf.
We advocate for lawn reform. Let’s convert our unused lawn area to living habitats and protect those soil-cover landscapes for all of nature — humans and the diverse other species, seen and unseen, with whom we share this planet. Let’s nurture living landscapes, not lawn.
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