Aesthetically, there are many benefits to keeping a well-maintained, healthy and lush lawn. A beautiful lawn increases curb appeal and can boost the value of your home by as much as 15%. A healthy lawn also provides a safe place for kids to play, a backyard sanctuary for you to relax in, and a stunning landscape for you to admire.
While there are many aesthetic incentives for lawn care, vanity is not the only reason why lawn care is important. Many people might be surprised to learn that having a well-maintained lawn has many benefits for the environment, community and surrounding ecosystem. Here is why:
- Your lawn purifies the air and improves air quality
Your lawn has the ability to trap dirt, dust, and pollutants such as carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and convert it into organic matter. This helps to reduce greenhouse gasses that might otherwise contribute to global warming.
- Your lawn produces oxygen
No only does your lawn reduce carbon dioxide emissions, it also produces a significant amount of oxygen. Turfgrass is one of the largest producers of oxygen in the natural environment. A 50×50 foot lawn produces enough oxygen to sustain a family of four!
- Your lawn provides temperature control
Turfgrass plays an important roll in controlling our climate. Grass plants absorb sunlight for photosynthesis and up to 50% of the sun’s heat may be eliminated through the cooling process. Typically grass areas are 10 to 14° F cooler than area with concrete and asphalt.