Unless you own a sheep, you’re actually do ing harm to the environment every time you water and cut the green patches
in the front and backyard.
When I moved to my home, which was new, in 1998, I had to landscape.
I refused to put in the typical bluegrass and rock landscape that my HOA deemed the norm.
I opted for a drip system, perennials, and fruit trees throughout.
I’ve never lacked bees (or wasps), various kinds of birds, raccoons, foxes, and so on.
I use one-third to half the average water.
There’s little to no waste.
I compost and recycle.
Fortunately, more and more people outside of Boulder, which tends to be ahead of the curve, are realizing
the wisdom of such landscaping.