Environmental and Economic Benefits of a Healthy Lawn
It is important to neighborhoods and businesses to maintain healthy, dense turf areas.
Aesthetics of a Healthy Lawn
When it comes to curb appeal, there is no substitute for an attractive lawn. A healthy lawn instantly beautifies an area. A good lawn is visually appealing and relaxing.
Improving Air Quality
Lawns keep many pollutants out of the air, absorbing dust, carbon dioxide, and even noise. Furthermore, if you keep weeds at bay, this reduces the amount of pollen in the air.
Cooling Benefits of a Great Lawn
When things heat up, grass can be 10 to 14 degrees cooler than exposed soil, and up to 30 degrees cooler than concrete or asphalt.
Exercise Value of a High Quality Lawn
Not only does a good lawn afford the opportunity for exercise and recreation, but when you have healthy grass, it can absorb and cushion falls, reducing the risk of injuries. Proper lawn maintenance can create a prime area for exercise at home, the sports field, or at a park.
Increase Property Value
When it comes to curb appeal, there is no substitute for a good lawn. In fact, a well-landscaped lawn can increase a residential property’s value by 7%, according to appraiser estimates. According to a Gallup survey, a great landscape can increase your home value by as much as 15%.
Enhance Soil Quality
A high-quality lawn reduces water and wind erosion, keeping valuable, non-topsoil mud and dust on your property where it is needed.
Water Quality Benefits
Compared to a patchy, weed-filled lawn, a healthy lawn lawn has less water run-off and returns 15% more rain to the water table, according to a study conducted by Penn State University.