Did you know that your lawn’s health can positively affect the environment? In honor of National Lawn Care Month, let’s discover all the many benefits of a healthy lawn. Here are five ways your turfgrass helps you and the environment.
Adds Value to Your Home
One of the most effective ways to add value to your home is a well-maintained yard. According to The Lawn Institute, a well-kept lawn provides a 100% to 200% return on investment. Also, it can increase the resale value of your home by 15% or more. Excellent curb appeal will attract the right buyer should you decide to sell.
Turfgrass absorbs greenhouse gases like carbon dioxide and converts them into oxygen. Not only does it remove carbon dioxide from the air, but it also traps dust. Grasses are responsible for trapping 12 million tons of dust each year that would otherwise contaminate the air. Less dust means easier breathing as well as cleaner cars, house, and windows.
Small-scale erosion makes a yard look unsightly. But, large-scale erosion is an environmental concern. Grass and grassroots help keep the soil in place, especially turfgrass. Scientists agree that turfgrass is more durable than alternative solutions, is much more cost effective, and provides better results.
Decreases Noise Pollution
Healthy grass helps to reduce noise levels by absorbing and deflecting sounds. It acts like a blanket or insulation to absorb sounds from people, vehicles, and animals. They also help to reduce glare and light reflection.
It Cools the Air
Grass naturally helps to cool the surrounding environment. On a hot summer day, well-maintained turfgrass areas will be at least thirty degrees cooler than asphalt and fourteen degrees cooler than bare ground. The average sized lawn is equivalent to the cooling effect of about nine tons of air conditioning.
Benefits of a Healthy Lawn
As you can see, there are many benefits of a healthy lawn. It makes everything around it better. Well-maintained turfgrass can help the environment and bring you great benefits.
If you have questions, please feel free to call us. A healthy lawn means a healthy environment and the experts at Nichols Reliable Lawn Care & More can help you every step of the way. (479) 502-2192