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Post  Admin on Wed Jan 09, 2008 3:11 am

The lawn "intensive" is sometimes at the root of large waste water and pollution fertilizers
The grass is preferred by ecologists to artificial lawns or bare or sealed, as it protects the soil and allows the water cycle. But it can also be artificiality and generate various negative environmental impacts:
It is in many areas at the origin of a large consumption of water spray, and it is often drinking water.
Of the poor and sandy soil, it is often enriched with fertilizers, which are washed by the rains and spraying, polluting the groundwater and / or surface water
scale of a country like the United States where surfaces planted with grass are extensive, mismanagement clippings can be the source of significant emissions of methane (see bad composting). Worse, the clippings are often thrown with the trash where they will eventually methanised in a landfill or burned in an incinerator wasting of fossil fuels.
The lawn is at the origin in certain countries, including the USA, a significant pollution of air, water and soil by pesticides. Some cities (in Canada, for example) are considering banning the "cosmetic" use of pesticides for maintenance of gardens and public spaces, including the golf courses.
Intensive Care is a source of noise nuisance whose inhabitants of cities and suburbs complain.
For these reasons, its ecological footprint and, paradoxically, can sometimes be very high.


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