Meet NativeScapes,  a Green Alternative

Lawn or no lawn, that is the question. Any homeowner must contend with what exactly to do with the grassy spaces around their home. It can be mowed, it can be ignored, it can be landscaped - decorated with beautiful fauna, or perhaps it can be NativeScaped.

When considering these kinds of decisions, people - and this writer certainly - rarely consider the origins of the plants in their soil, or their interaction with the broader ecosystem. There are an estimated 40 million acres of turf lawn in America. When looking over just what a lawn takes to maintain, and what it does not give back to the environment, it’s no wonder the idea of native plants has risen as an option for property buildout.


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