In Gardening you see this with actors hanging their heads in shame because they have *GASP* dandelions in their yard. All of their neighbors mock them for not having a "perfect" monoculture. Once they get rid of the dandelions (by buying this product or hiring that company) they are the most popular people on the block. Really? Do you decide whether you like your neighbors based on the presence or absence of weeds in their lawn? If so, this is not the blog for you. You won't like me! (hey, you say, you're shunning people based on their opinion of your lawn care! Yeah, so what? I can have double standards.)
So on this Earth Day think about WHY you're spending money, WHY you're putting pesticides and herbicides on your law, WHY you're trying to keep up with the Jones'.