I do own several single family homes. I keep my thermostat set, at that level, for two reasons. One, is to live frugally; something that welfare leeches, such as you and your floppin' momma. Secondly, for environmental reasons. I compost any matter that is organic and will decay. If I bag, when mowing, it's also composted, however, it's normally mulch cut. Try to use organic fertilizers and pesticides .... and the list goes on. Of course, your type talks about preservation of the environment .... and does EVERYTHING POSSIBLE to despoil, destroy, and pollute nature. Tell THAT to your momma, next time she goes floppin'.