Home Lawn Care Has Become an Issue in Neighborhoods

From a story on axios.com by Jennifer A. Kingson headlined “Lawn wars consume America’s neighborhoods”:

The American lawn has become the latest front-line issue in neighborhoods across the country: Some are shelling out to maintain lush greens while others forgo mowing and chemical treatments.

Why it matters: Environmental campaigns like “No Mow May,” the “anti-lawn” movement, “Food Not Lawns” and “Climate Victory Gardens” are gaining steam — but prompting homeowner associations and other traditionalists to dig in their heels.

The issue pits property values, aesthetics and “curb appeal” against concerns about drought, gas-powered mowers and biodiversity.