The last few years, I have gone green with my yard, not green like a golf course, green like "environmental green". Advantages of going green..... The time I used to spend doing yard work, I now spend doing things I really enjoy. I use no water, herbicides, pesticides, or fertilizers so no pollution and soil contamination. I use no fossil fuel outdoor power equipment, so no air and noise pollution. (I use a electric weed whacker to hit the high spots) More wildlife than ever before around my house, but I have seen no snakes or mice. (the raccoons, feral dogs, fox, coyotes, and chupacabras keep those in check) Each spring my yard is full of wildflowers, and that helps the honey bees. My yard is like a state or national park, as nature intended. My yard really aggravates the neighbors. Disadvantages of going green...... Neighbors think I have moved and abandoned my house. Hate mail from the city about not meeting "community standards". (if I met "community standards", my yard would be full of old rusty cars, boats, trailers) Yard equipment manufacturers wanting to use my yard as a "before-after" photo op. Google maps identifying my yard as a mulch business. Strangers wanting to camp out in my yard. So, what say you, is it time we all go green with our yards?