Please ask people not to put fertilizer on lawns. Most fertilizer is byproduct of the petroleum /chemical industry, not to mention it pollutes the rivers/streams by causing eutrophication (algae growth & die off from excess nitrogen). If u would like to help prevent the upcoming human die off from oil collapse, u could use that lawn space to grow food. There are many plants that are easy to grow with minimal watering..
Clover is a nitrogen fixer, a natural fertilizer. Clover should be encouraged to grow on lawns, it can really help with companion planting. Clover converts unusable atmospheric N2 to a usable form (ammonia) with the help of symbiotic bacteria (Rhizobium) that live in root nodules. Actually the bacteria do all the work in exchange for food, shelter and moisture from the clover. This is the same process that is used in fertilizer manufacture, though clover/rhizobium does it naturally..
The Nitrogen Cycle & Nature's Interconnectedness;
Will the government save us from oil collapse after GW Bush is gone?
The US government and food corporations cannot be counted on 4 anything but more warmongering, resource theft and control of the people. When the genetic engineered crops backfire and are wiped out by some resistant mutant insect/virus/etc., don't count on corporations to come up with some new idea to help alleviate famine..
If we want to prevent mass starvation, encourage people to grow their own food. Massive corporate lawns that are sprayed with pesticide/herbicide (petroleum derived) to maintain monoculture and mowed with petroleum powered mowers would be better as community gardens. Parking lots suffocate soil, helping the microbes beneath breathe by planting seeds, spit and other biostuff like apple cores would help free the soil from petrochemical residue asphalt. Ask yourself, what has the corporation done 4 us except push us into a cubicle of dependency. Lets' take back the land and grow a garden..
Howlin at the moon..