Benefits of a Healthy Lawn

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Lawncare professionals such as LawnAmerica share a basic goal: improve the quality of our lives and the quality of our environment. Turf areas under our professional care are denser and healthier—providing the following benefits to your home environment and our city as a whole.

Cooling

The front lawns of a block of eight average houses have the cooling effect of about 70 tons of air conditioning-enough to cool 16 average homes. On a hot summer day, grass can be 10-14 degrees cooler than exposed soil and as much as 30 degrees cooler than concrete or asphalt.

Air Quality

A 50′ by 50′ well -maintained grass area will create enough oxygen to meet the needs of a family of four every day. Acting like a gigantic sponge, lawns absorb all types of airborne pollutants such as dust and carbon dioxide, as well as noise. Less weeds means less weed pollen; a relief to those with allergies.

Water Quality

Studies show healthy lawns absorb rainfall 4-6 times more effectively than farm fields, being exceeded only by virgin forest. Lawns return the moisture to the water table where it can again be used by everyone. A Penn State University study showed thick lawns slow the velocity of run-off and allow the water to infiltrate 15 times better from a high quality lawn than from a patchy lawn with a lot of weeds.

Soil Quality

A healthy lawn prevents erosion by water or wind and the loss of valuable topsoil-less mud and dust in the house. If you’ve ever moved into a new home before it was sodded, you’ll know what I mean!

Aesthetics

There can be no argument that a beautiful lawn is immediately pleasing to the eye and relaxing in its appearance. Lawns help to soften and reduce reflected light-less glare.

Exercise

While some may scorn its needs, others fine lawn maintenance requirements an excellent opportunity to enjoy reasonable exercise and a diversion. Homes, sports fields, and parks with healthy grass acts as a cushion to reduce shock and potential injury

Value

Appraisers estimate that a well-landscaped and maintained lawn adds 7% to the value of residential property. A recent Gallup survey concluded that a 15% increase in selling price can be realized when the home is nicely landscaped.

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