I was reading recently about the water usage in the US and in Europe on our lawns and was very surprised at actually how much is used. Now in these times of heat waves and devastating fires around the world, is it time for the manicured lawn in our gardens to say goodbye. This link shows how much is used along with chemicals that do nothing but harm to the environment. Grass takes up 2% of the land in the continental US I removed my lawn in 2019 to plant trees and native plants. I am already seeing more wildlife in my garden because of this. My rain water harvesting system now lasts comfortably throughout the Summer for my trees and plants, causing no loss to treated supply water. My water bills are lower as an added bonus. I think it is now something for people to consider, hence why I have created this thread for some thought.