"Green" Your Lawn

"Green" Your Lawn

When you think of having a green lawn, the first thing that usually comes to mind is a lush, healthy looking lawn that is uniform, green and beautiful.  While this is the most common interpretation, having a green lawn can mean something else altogether.

It has been years since our lawn was that dark, rich green you come to expect from lawns in the city, but in those years, our lawn has never been greener.  We no longer put chemicals on our lawn, whether it be fertilizers or pesticides.  That’s not to say I don’t miss it.  I sure wish there was an organic way to remove thistles from our yard, but my conscience will not let me pour those toxins into the place my kids, dogs and chickens spend their time.

Another way to “green” your lawn is to cut back on the amount of water you give it.  While people in some areas of our country are struggling to have enough water for basic hygiene and even for watering livestock, it seems to be a horrible crime to pour hundreds of gallons of water on a patch of grass we spend only a small portion of our time in.

When you start to think from a different perspective, having a green lawn can take on a whole new meaning.  I would rather contend with a few weeds and a lawn that is not perfectly manicured and sterile looking than pour chemicals and water all over it for the pleasure of seeing it look just like every other house on the block.

What about you?  What is the best definition of a green lawn for your home?