Environmental & Economic Benefits of a Healthy Lawn
Our goal is basic: To improve the quality of our lives and the quality of our environment. LawnAmerica is one of a few companies that are members of the National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP), a national green industry association. We recognize how important it is to neighborhoods and businesses to maintain healthy, dense turf areas. At LawnAmerica, our team of professionals is ready to discuss the benefits of a healthy lawn with you.
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Here are just a few of the benefits to you and the community:
- Air quality
- Cooling benefits
- Exercise value
- Property value
- Soil quality
- Water quality
Aesthetics of a Healthy Lawn
When it comes to curb appeal, there is no substitute for an attractive lawn. A healthy lawn instantly beautifies an area, and it also lessens the glare reflecting into your eyes. A good lawn is visually appealing and relaxing.
Improved Air Quality
All it takes is a 50' by 50' plot of well-maintained grass to daily create enough oxygen for a family of four. Lawns also keep many pollutants out of the air, absorbing dust, carbon dioxide, and even noise. Furthermore, if you keep weeds at bay, this reduces the amount of pollen in the air.
Cooling Benefits of a Great Lawn
If you lined up the lawns of eight typical homes, those front lawns would have the same cooling effect of around 70 tons of air conditioning. That is enough air conditioning to keep 16 average houses cool. When things heat up, grass can be 10 to 14 degrees cooler than exposed soil, and up to 30 degrees cooler than concrete or asphalt.
Exercise Value of a High Quality Lawn
Not only does a good lawn afford the opportunity for exercise and recreation, but when you have healthy grass, it can absorb shock and cushion falls, reducing the risk of injuries. Proper lawn maintenance can create a prime area for exercise at home, the sports field, or at a park.
Increased Property Value
When it comes to curb appeal, there is no substitute for a good lawn. In fact, a well-landscaped lawn can increase a residential property's value by 7%, according to appraiser estimates. According to a Gallup survey, a great landscape can increase your home's value by as much as 15%.
Enhanced Soil Quality
A high-quality lawn reduces water and wind erosion, keeping valuable, non-topsoil mud and dust on your property where it is needed.
Water Quality Benefits
Only virgin forest can absorb more rainfall than a lawn in good shape. Lawns are 4 to 6 times more effective at rain absorption than farm fields, and all this rainfall will be sent to the water table for reuse. Compared to a patchy, weed-filled lawn, a healthy lawn has less water run-off and returns 15% more rain to the water table, according to a study conducted by Penn State University.
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Whether you are a homeowner or business owner, maintaining an excellent lawn will translate into an environmentally responsible, cost-effective investment, one that benefits the community as a whole. If you are ready to get started, or if you have any questions about our services, don't hesitate to contact our friendly team professionals.