It's better for your wallet and the planet.
When most people consider the idea of the American dream, it involves a married couple with 2.4 kids, a playful puppy, and a house in the suburbs with a lush, green lawn.
People's lawns mean a lot to them. They show pride of ownership and also give the lawn's owner a certain status in the neighborhood. Maintaining a lawn costs money and takes time, so only those of us with resources to burn can properly maintain one.