If it were up to me, the small area of grass on the side of our house would be gone. It’s not that I hate mowing it, our neighbor actually does it when he’s mowing their lawn. It just doesn’t serve much purpose. Lawn grass is the most over-grown crop in the U.S, but it’s one we can’t eat. They require water to stay green, and deprive pollinators and other insects the support they need. More than 40% of insect species are declining and a third are endangered. If we lose the insects, we lose everything that eats insects. If you’ve got a large lawn, consider transforming some of it by planting native plants to support insects.
Transforming even part of your lawn would benefit insects