Grass lawns are quickly becoming a trend of the past.
Homeowners and gardeners worldwide, like this Reddit user, are illustrating how wondrous and elegant our yards could look when we say goodbye to boring, typical suburban grass.
Environmentalists are cheering those who are swapping out grass for native plants, which can help improve any neighborhood’s biodiversity and environmental health.
If you’ve ever had to maintain a green lawn or happen to own a golf course, you’ll know how thirsty grass can be. Compared to naturally occurring plants like trees, shrubs, or groundcovers, grass can require up to 40-50% more water to look fresh and healthy.
Swapping grass for native plants can have a significant positive impact on biodiversity in neighborhoods. Grass lawns require a lot of resources, including water, fertilizers, and pesticides, to maintain their lush green appearance.
However, native plants are adapted to the local climate and require less water and maintenance, making them a more sustainable landscaping choice.
But swapping grass for native plants isn’t just a water issue.
Beyond your local ecosystem, native plants can help reduce soil erosion and improve soil health because they are adapted to the local soil conditions.
But the best part of these native plant yards is how they can help you become the envy of everyone on your block.
People in the comments were absolutely stunned by the outcome, with one user stating, “This looks like an actual paradise. Excellent work!”
Others were quickly getting inspired, such as one person who said, “I don’t usually do this, but I gotta say #goals.”
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