“The perfect lawn” comes with a very heavy environmental cost – water, pesticides, fertilizers, emissions from lawn mowing equipment Alternatives to grass lawns – Ground covers! North American backyards have one main point in common – Kentucky blue grass. But here we’re talking about ground covers and alternatives to this grass , not a bunch of fiddle and banjo players jamming in your backyard. The traditional green grass we use to cover our front and back yards has many disadvantages and quite honestly, very little benefit. It’s great to have a place for kids to play and families to gather, but it doesn’t have to be only grass. Lawn care can be expensive and time consuming if you buy standard grass seed, but there are other ground-cover plants that are low-maintenance and cost-effective, not to mention a lot more environmentally friendly and loved by the all-important bees! Succulents can be a lawn alternative in low traffic areas “The perfect lawn” comes with a very heavy environmental cost! Lawn care requires on average: 4 to 5 liters of water per 10sqft , which puts a heavy strain on urban water infrastructure, especially when we consider that one of the results […]


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