Most of you are probably relieved to hear that. Most of you probably already knew it. You've been mowing for years, not quite sure what the point of it all is, but not quite sure what else to do. Unless you have kids, you probably don't even use it.
The Ecology Action Centre has launched the Go Wild campaign to encourage homeowners to reduce their impact on the environment by reducing the amount of lawn they maintain. Not only will freeing up some of your property from the lawn reduce your environmental impact, it will also give you an opportunity to create landscapes that help protect our native plants and wildlife.
So go ahead. Transform some of that lawn. Trade in that lawnmower for a hammock. You (and the environment) will be glad you did.
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