Replacing your lawn with native plants can save you time and money while also helping the local environment and wildlife.
Grass lawns are so ubiquitous in American suburbs that many people don’t stop to consider the alternatives, said Debbie Meisinger of the King Conservation District.
“It’s become such a cultural norm that I think people just automatically assume that that’s what their house is supposed to look like — they’re supposed to have the house and the lawn and the picket fence,” Meisinger said.
Grass lawns have negative effects on several aspects of the environment, Meisinger said.
“They’re high maintenance, they require a lot of water and chemical usage,”
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