The front lawn is a status symbol created in England and imported to North America. A sweeping, weed-free lawn was–and still is– a status symbol, demonstrating success and wealth.
A status symbol that requires water, chemicals, and fuel.
As the environmental and financial costs of a front lawn become clear, some homeowners are switching to a different approach based on regenerative agriculture – letting lawns grow naturally and keeping the carbon underground where it belongs.
The new status symbol is no yard at all.
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Source: The Carbon Almanac Footnotes