How Does Natural Grass Impact the Environment?
There are three main ways natural grass impacts our ecosystem: mowing, watering and fertilizing.
Lawnmowers are a huge contributor to greenhouse gas emissions. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, using a gas lawnmower for one hour can emit as many emissions as driving a new car 340 miles.
Secondly, natural grass uses a lot of water. The energy used to treat, pump and filter water is substantial. Not only that, wasteful water usage limits the amount of fresh water available for essential things like drinking, bathing and agriculture.
Lastly, the chemicals used on natural grass create toxic water runoff and air pollution. Fertilizers and pesticides can harm nearby plants and animals and add to the greenhouse gases in our atmosphere.