I thought it was important in this discussion to mention some of the environmental benefits that the turf grass industry provide. The following bullet points are taken from this website:https://www.pennington.com/all-prod...atural-lawns-benefit-you-and-your-environment 1. Natural lawns purify air and improve air quality. 2. Turf grasses trap and store carbon that might otherwise contribute to global warming. 3. Natural lawns generate significant amounts of life-supporting oxygen. 4. Lawn grasses cool themselves and their surroundings, reducing home cooling needs. 5. Natural lawns purify rainwater and improve groundwater quality. 6. Natural turf reduces runoff and helps recharge underground aquifers. 7. Turf grasses reduce soil erosion caused by water and wind. 8. Natural lawns and lawn clippings increase beneficial soil activity, recondition soil and improve soil quality. 9. Well-maintained, natural lawns reduce the risk of fire hazards and help slow the advance of wildfires. 14. Natural grassy outdoor areas can improve physical and mental well-being. So, we can be proud and spread the word about the benefits we provide. And keep in mind that there is always room for improvement.