Every spring in April we celebrate the contribution that healthy lawns and landscapes play in our families and communities in Oklahoma. At LawnAmerica, we take great pride in doing what we do…….caring for lawns so that families can have more free time to do the things they enjoy. Yes, we do this with properly timed treatments of weed-control products, fertilizers, and other inputs which turf needs to grow and remain healthy. It’s a lot of work, and it’s hard when dealing with the curveballs that Mother Nature can throw us at times. We do it for a big payoff though, and it’s much more than just for money in our pockets.
In addition to the aesthetics and economic benefits of quality turf, healthy lawns provide tremendous environmental benefits, such as healthier air and less runoff. To read about the positive benefits of healthy turf, CLICK HERE.
According to a survey commissioned by the National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP) and conducted by Harris Poll in May 2015, eighty-three percent of Americans think having a yard is important. Here are a few insights about the value of our lawns and backyards.
Your neighborhood’s landscaping is important. Americans (91%) want to live in an area where they can see or walk to nice landscaping. So if you want the best chance of increasing the home prices in your neighborhood, make sure the landscaping looks good.
Nice landscaping helps to sell your house. Eighty-four percent say that the quality of a home’s landscaping would affect their decision about whether or not to buy. Great neighborhood landscaping helps, but it isn’t enough; yours needs to look good too.
Your neighbors care what your yard looks like. Seventy-one percent think it is important that their neighbors have well-maintained yards. Perhaps “good landscaping makes good neighbors” should be the new adage.
We want to enjoy our yards. Seventy-five percent of people feel that it is important to spend time outside in their yards.
Despite common misperceptions, even Millennials want to spend time in their yards. Seventy-five percent of Millennials (18–34 year olds) think spending time outside in their yards is important.
People want help with their landscape. A large majority of Americans (67%) agree that professional landscape help would allow them to have a nicer yard.
So love your lawn this April, by showering it with the attention it deserves and partnering with the professionals at LawnAmerica!