Why Good Lawns are Good for the Environment

Feb 24, 2015 | Blog, Lawn Care Concerns, Uncategorized

Unfortunately, lawns sometimes get a bad reputation. Often, lawns are seen as “bad” because homeowners tend to overdo lawn care and the natural environmental benefits of lawns remain unspoken. In reality, a properly maintained lawn can actually be good for the environment.

Let’s pull back the curtain to share these facts:

  • A healthy lawn can actually purify the air! Much like trees, the green leaves (grass) absorb CO2 (carbon dioxide), as well as other atmospheric pollutants, and release O2 (oxygen).

  • good lawn good environmentYour lawn can serve as a natural air conditioner. As your lawn transpires moisture from soil through a process called “evapotranspiration,” your lawn could potentially be 30 degrees cooler than asphalt (it’s hard to believe, but true). With this kind of natural air conditioning, it’s easier to enjoy a picnic on the lawn during a hot summer day.

  • Healthy lawns provide urban habitats for our co-inhabitants like birds and small mammals. Grass is a rich scrounge area for wildlife co-inhabitants.

  • Grass can purify water! A healthy lawn can act like a Brita filter for groundwater. When water passes through grass, the roots from the grass absorb excess nutrients and other harmful substances before it pollutes our groundwater, lakes, and streams.

  • Lawns provide a safe place for children and pets to play.

  • And finally, who can ignore that a well-maintained lawn is beautiful!

To discuss why clients come to us to maintain their lawns throughout the year and for more information on how your lawn can benefit the environment,  Contact Complete Lawn Care, today. Our team will listen to your concerns and answer your questions during your complimentary consultation.

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