Grass really is best when it comes to rental yard care
The cost of grass is low. It warms and colors any yard wonderfully, adding a natural warm element to nearly any elevation. And I know I’ll catch some flak for this, but it IS environmentally responsible. WHA?!?!? Stick with me here.
In California, we just went through this whole drought business where watering one’s yard was discouraged. In fact, water agencies and the state spent millions of dollars on campaigns extolling the public to cut back watering. Just before that, the state was offering up rebates between $1 a square foot and $4 a square foot depending on the region to convert yard to low or no water yards. As soon as the drought was in full swing those offered conversion funds suddenly evaporated. Ironic, no?
Some of the side effects of this “lower your water use” campaigns included people completely shutting off their yard water, killing their yards. This spawned some short lived entrepreneurial enterprises that offered to paint people’s dead yards green. It also spawned an explosion of insect proliferation, mostly spiders. Not watering means not mowing, which means not killing off lawn borne insect populations.
Another irony is that the folks posting the theories of global warming are largely the same crowd who somewhat shamed the folks who grew lawns in their yards. The irony is that those lawns actually absorb low hanging CO2, carbon dioxide. CO2 is heavier than air. The ground is the lowest you can go, grass grows there, and growing grass is actually a method of sequestering (storing) CO2 gasses into growing solid matter carbon.
Grass can also be composted, recycled in a way. For rental yard care, grass really is the way to go!
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