We are talking about the impacts that lawns and landscaping continue to have on the environment and it goes beyond your front lawn. As someone who used to live on the coast, I love the beaches and the ocean. But did you know that even leaving your grass clippings out instead of recycling them can have harmful effects on both the atmosphere and the water quality near your home. Grass clippings release carbon when they decompose which just get released into the atmosphere. Also, when you recycle grass clippings, it reduces the amount of synthetic nitrogen fertilizer, which is good for coastal towns because the excess nitrogen is a major source of pollution. The excess nitrogen also helps those algae grow in the summers, which prohibits anyone from being able to swim in the ocean. Even if people don’t stop landscaping and tending their lawns, there are ways for each and every person to help the environment a little more, even if it simply using less water or recycling those darn grass clippings. For more information, check out this site.