Let’s talk about artificial grass. Synthetic turf. Whatever you want to call it.
In my opinion, this is one the most ridiculous trends yet.
What’s so bad about good old living grass?
Ok, so you might want the greenest lawn on your street, or you might be tired of the kids getting muddy when they play in the garden, and sure, artificial grass is a way to solve those problems overnight. But if you choose to solve them by using artificial grass, then you’re pretty much killing the small piece of the natural world that you own.
An artificial lawn basically screams ‘DO NOT ENTER’ to any wildlife nearby.
Do you not have an obligation, as another living being, to preserve the small patches of land left in this world for wildlife to thrive on?
Bees, worms, butterflies, birds – they all need your lawns. They need the nutrients, the moisture and the soil itself.
So, if you care about the greater good more than your own convenience…
RIP UP YOUR PLASTIC GRASS AND PLANT SOME F***ING SEEDS!
(Or you could even buy natural turf with real grass!)