Our Sunday paper had an article about the turf industry.40 billion dollar industry WOW. The paper is a liberal leaning RAG so the article leans towards the Eco side. You know the type, if its green its grass, or the ones that plant "native plants and herbs" instead of grass. These types are the ones that look like total crap because the maintenance is 10 times more to hand weed the gardens. The article does hit on one aspect of squirt and fert. companies that I would agree is not good stewardship of the enlivenment. Over fertilization. I have always told my customers that without aeration on the heavy clay soil in our area most of the fert. is runoff. The older ones on fixed incomes I converted to spring -fall fert and fall aeration and seeding. They get the same results for slightly less money and I don't have to try and cut extremely high grass that the high nitrogen squirter's produce. the article also points out the emmissions from the lawn equipment. We've already seen 4-mix engines and strato-charged motors trying to lower emissions . Finally!!! my question to the forum!! Do you think the lawn industry has peaked and is ready for the throw back to less manicured lawns? And do you think its possible to convert lawn equipment to ethanol[fuel made from corn] to get clean burns and keep the power in power equipment?