Replace Your Lawn

Lawns can be great for certain things—giving kids or pets a place to play, allowing space for sports—but there are some major downsides to covering our landscapes in lawns. Most lawns consist of only one or two types of grasses, which creates a barren landscape for wildlife, especially pollinators. Lawns also require a lot of effort, chemicals, and water to upkeep—which can get expensive! Lawn chemicals can also wash into streams and the river, harming plants, fish, and wildlife.

This isn’t to say we need to get rid of all lawns to have a healthy watershed, but rather think about where lawns make sense.