Perhaps it would be better to fill my yard with plants that nurture wildlife. Just give me time! I'm the crazy plant lady. It seems like a laudable goal.
But on the other hand, I have a soft spot for lawns. As a mother, I recognize the value of lawns. They remind me of our impromptu kick-ball games and failed attempts at kite-flying. We have a lot of good times in our yard.
How can we have lawns and still be responsible stewards of our environment? Well here's my secret to sustainable lawn care: be lazy.
1. Don't bother to kill weeds with herbicides.
2. Don't bag your clippings. It's free fertilizer.
3. Mow less often. That means less emissions from your lawn mower.
Go green, be lazy!