Ecosystem Services help establish the value of turfgrass greenspaces

This article was originally published in the March 2023 Master Gardener Volunteer News publication. Learn more about the Master Gardener program at the UMN Extension website. This is the third in a series about lawns and our relationship to them.

By Michael Barnes

a group of people in a park

The proper perspective makes a big difference in our assessment of turfgrass greenspaces – i.e., lawns! Using a framework called Ecosystem Services helps us take a more positive look at the role – and benefits – of lawns in our private and public landscapes. Learn more about Ecosystem Services and the functions and benefits of turfgrass greenspaces. Read the full article.