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Study: Lawns Bad for the Environment

The lawn care industry loves to tout the statistics about how great lawns are for the environment because they sequester carbon dioxide and other toxins. And while that’s true, common sense has long told us that lawns — if overly fertilized, mowed and watered — actually generate more CO2 and other emissions than they could possibly sequester.

Now, a new study from the University of California Irvine proves that manicured lawns really are a net negative where greenhouse gases are considered:

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Paul Tukey

An international leader of the green movement, Mr. Tukey is a journalist, author, filmmaker, TV host, activist and award-winning public speaker, who is widely recognized as North America's leading advocate for landscape sustainability and toxic pesticide reduction strategies.

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