Sometimes I read an article and just shake my head at the absurdity of it all—“Spraying to Make Yards Green … But With Paint, Not Water.” It seems to me that most of the options are highly problematic if you want to the “perfect” lawn because they include chemicals, excessive water use, fake grass (made with petroleum and high in carbon emissions), and/or paint. Natural landscapes seem to be the more ecological friendly options, so I think that means a desert landscape in Arizona, and that means never even cutting your grass in Vermont since it’s still under 3 feet of snow in April.

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