Problem: Lawnmowers create 5% of US air pollution (EPA)
Remedy: Buffalo Grass tops out between 4-5 inches and has a growing shorter season; thus requiring less mowing.
Problem: Lawn owners use 10 times the amount of pesticides and fertilizers per acre than farmers use on their crops (National Academy of Sciences).
Remedy: Native grasses are used to drier conditions. Even traditional grasses can be trained to use less water.
Problem: Traditional grasses use more water
Remedy: Native grass species require less chemical input since they’re already adapted to succeed in our soils and climate.
Problem: Native grasses aren’t as pretty, soft, green, etc.