Take the Low Mow Spring Pledge! Reduce Lawn, Increase Wildlife Habitat


The turf lawn is considered America’s largest irrigated “crop,” using more water than corn or soybeans. When NASA satellites calculated the size of America’s lawns in 2005, they totaled more than 40 million acres, an area greater in size than the state of Georgia.

I guess the reason we put in so much effort and expense is that we want to be able to stroll across our lawns, have picnics and play games on them. Not really. Most of us rarely do these things on our lawns.

Meanwhile, conservationists are sounding the alarm to create more habitat for wildlife. Insects, birds, mammals, amphibians and reptiles are facing climate change stressors and competing with human development for places to raise their young.

Read full article from the Laurel of Asheville here.