[Not exactly about trash picking, but anti-waste]. I hate lawns. I despise them. I think they are a ridiculous waste of energy, resources & time. They waste water, money & land that would be better served by planting food, creating natural habitats, and well, encouraging things to live. Is having a green lawn important enough to poison where you live? Do the people who chemically treat their lawn give any thought to what it’s doing to the environment, or, at the very least, the ground they live on?
About a year ago, my boyfriend was building a wheelchair ramp in a senior retirement community. He commented to me that, in different areas of the development, he saw at least three dead robins. I’m a bird watcher, so he asked me what I thought. Spring had just started & I asked if they have green, manicured lawns, & he said yes, a company came in and maintained them. I told him it was probably the chemicals they’re using to treat the lawns. He was a little stunned, which surprised me, as he is generally very sensitive to nature (yes, were counting lawns in developments as nature….).
Tell me, what have your experiences been with chemically treated lawns?