Professor Doug Tallamy urges homeowners to cut lawn area in half

Read the full story from Yale Climate Connections.

For many homeowners, weekends are synonymous with mowing, fertilizing, and watering.

“Lawn has been a status symbol for centuries, and we have bought into the commercials that tell us if it’s not a perfect lawn, our neighbors will hate us and, you know, we’re just not good citizens,” says Doug Tallamy, an author and professor at the University of Delaware.

Tallamy wants to change this way of thinking. He says perfectly manicured grass does not benefit the climate or biodiversity.

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