The ‘No Mow’ Movement: ‘Manicured lawns are ruining the planet’
'The main point of growing a natural yard is to attract wildlife and build a self-regulating environment. The un-mowed plants in our yard attract plant-eating bugs and rodents, which in turn attract birds, bats, toads and garter snakes that eat them. Then hawks fly in to eat the snakes. Seeing all this life emerge in just one growing season made me realize just how much nature manicured lawns displace and disrupt...Habitat loss isn’t a problem happening out there somewhere; it’s happening in our own back yards.'