Madison’s Isthmus newspaper ran an article in 2012 that declared the age of the turf grass lawn to be over.
The New Yorker published a similar article in 2008.
The New York Times Magazine printed an article questioning lawns as early as 1989.
Bringing Nature Home comprehensively describes why natural yards are critical to the preservation of ecosystem services.
Silent Spring, a landmark book in the environmental movement, discusses how maintaining lawns through applications of chemicals is harmful to homeowners as well as to wildlife.