Lawn Care Benefits
A healthy lawn is in your best interest. Here’s why…
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
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 to 14 degrees cooler than exposed soil and as much as 30 degrees cooler than a concrete or asphalt.
A 50′ by 50′ well maintained grass area will create enought 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 soot, dust, and carbon dioxiide, as well as noise. Less weeds means less weed pollen, a relief to those with allergies.
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 watertable 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 lots of weeds.
A healthy lawn prevents erosion by water or wind and the loss of valuable topsoilless mud and dust in the house.
There can be no arguement that a beautiful lawn is immediately pleasing to the eye and relaxing in its appearance. Lawns help to soften and reduce reflected lightless glare.
While some may scorn its needs, others find lawn maintenance requirements and excellent opportunity to enjoy reasonable excersise and diversion. Homes, sports fields and parks with healthy lawns provide safer recreation areas when grass acts as a cusion to reduce shock and potential injury.
While your lawn is busily performing all of these functions, you may not have noticed… it’s very quiet and has no moving parts! Good turf can absorb sound better than heavy carpeting.