Opinion | Kill Your Lawn, Before It Kills You – The New York Times

David Lindsay: I wonder how nitrogen fertilizer on a lawn becomes a green house gas.

Here is what came up on Google:

Synthetic FertilizersFurthermore, the lawn does not need, or can hold, the amount of nitrogen in the fertilizer. Soil microbes will then turn this additional nitrogen into nitrous oxide gas, a greenhouse gas that has 300 times the heat-trapping ability of CO2.

May 11, 2020

Lawn Maintenance and Climate Change – PSCI Princeton

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