Lawns Big Emitters of Green House Gases

GreenTracker| Advocates of ‘green spaces’ are challenged on their assumption that turfgrass lawns are good for the environment. True, they do help remove carbon disxide from the atmosphere through photosynthesis, storing it as organic ‘carbon sinks.’

However, lawns must be maintained: greenhouse gas emissions from fertilizer, mowing, leaf blowing and other lawn management practices are four times greater than the amount of carbon stored by ornamental grass in parks. The nitrous oxide emitted by fertilizer is 300 times more powerful than carbon dioxide. via Science Daily  Photo Flickr’s *M-C1*