“If half of American lawns were replaced with native plants, we would create the equivalent of a 20 million acre national park.” Doug Tallamy
Today, manicured American lawns occupy approximately 30 to 40 million acres of land, imagine that! All the maintenance required to create the perfect green lawn uses up a tremendous amount of valuable resources, primarily water and fuel, and can add a dangerous amount of chemicals to our living spaces.
There are so many sustainable alternatives to turf grass. Let us show you how to begin transforming a conventional and boring patch of grass into a unique and vibrant landscape, safer for you, your children, your pets, and the environment.
Lawns to Landscapes Resources
- Bringing Nature Home – Sustainable Landscaping
- Lawn Maintenance and Climate Change
- Homegrown National Park
- Bee Lawn
- Planting and Maintaining a Bee Lawn
- Kansas Lawn Care – Facts and Figures
- Water Sense – Outdoors
- Our Lawns are Killing Us – It’s Time to Kick the Habit
- Outdoor Water Use
- Lawn Pesticides