Well said, Wayne

Not only do they increase the warmth of the surrounding areas but also the lawns themselves can reach temperatures that could burn the bare feet of children and pets.

As a plastic, they also give off toxic fumes for passers-by to breathe in.

If you don’t want the work of a lawn then put down a thick layer of mulch. This at least is adding to the health of the soil and not killing it off.

Plant a few hardy natives local to the area and it can become a beautiful, life-giving garden instead of a toxic death zone.