During the COVID-19 pandemic, many of us are spending the majority of our time at home, which makes our outdoor spaces more important than ever. Even beyond a trying time such as this, the benefits of a healthy lawn can have a positive impact on our life. We all need a place for fun, exercise, and respite from the daily demands of these uncertain times. When your lawn is thriving and healthy, it is not only an inviting place for your family to relax and play, it’s also good for the planet and your health.
A Few Benefits Of A Healthy Lawn You May Not Have Known
Getting outside from some fresh air feels like a no-brainer. But did you know that your lawn can provide more than just a fun area to play and relax? We’ve come up with a list of some healthy lawn benefits you probably have never considered.
A Healthy Lawn Improves Air Quality
Plants, including grass, absorb carbon dioxide and other pollutants, breaking them down and creating oxygen, thus cleaning the air. A healthy lawn around your home absorbs huge amounts of pollutants and traps dirt and dust, providing cleaner air for you and your family to breathe and doing a lot of good for the Earth
A Healthy Lawn Lowers Air Temperature
Many people don’t realize that healthy green grass will actually absorb solar radiation, reducing the temperature of the air around it by as much as 12 degrees, compared to concrete or asphalt. Healthy grass around your home can reduce energy costs, and provide a welcome break from the summer heat.
A Healthy Lawn Prevents Soil Erosion and Reduces Runoff
When grass is flourishing, it has a very extensive root system. That root system binds the soil together, preventing it from being washed away by the rain or blown away by the wind. By preventing soil erosion, healthy grass helps to keep trees and other plants in your lawn healthy as well.
Grass is also very efficient at slowing down running water, allowing it to be absorbed into the soil. This helps to prevent common pollutants in stormwater runoff from entering our water system. That’s good news for humans, fish, birds, insects and other animals.
A Healthy Lawn Provides A Place For Family Fun
Perhaps the most important benefit of having a healthy lawn is that you and your family are more likely to get out there and enjoy it! Research has shown that spending time in nature every day lowers stress levels and improves mood. When your grass is green, soft and free of weeds, you and your family can enjoy afternoon picnics, rousing games of croquet, or late night stargazing without a worry. What could be better than that?
With the numerous benefits to our health, our families and the planet, maintaining a healthy lawn is a smart choice for every homeowner. To be on your way to having a beautiful lawn that is the perfect space for your family to thrive, call our experts to find out about our turf management programs.