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Benefits of a Healthy Lawn

4/21/2023 11:37:04 AM

Earth day has been recognized around the world for over five decades with a simple goal in mind; to spread the word about caring for the environment. One way that we can do our part in helping is by making sure our lawn is as healthy as can be.

That’s why we simplified things by sharing 5 benefits of maintaining a healthy lawn.

1. Reduces Pollution

Your healthy yard can help reduce air pollution significantly by covering the soil's surface and lowering the amount of dirt getting stirred up into the air.

But that’s not the only reason. When your lawn’s well-maintained, it can trap and remove debris from the air, reducing the amount of pollution we breathe in.

2. Improves Water Quality

Your lawn can help prevent large amounts of runoff that could contain water-polluting chemicals.

It’s suggested that cutting your lawn a bit higher can help with this as then the grass has more time to grow deeper roots that act like a water filter.

3. Supplies Oxygen

We’ve learned at a very young age that due to the process of photosynthesis; plants create a major element for us, oxygen.

It’s estimated that a 25 square foot area of your lawn can produce enough oxygen for an adult to live for one full day.

4. Cooling Effect

Your lawn plays a big part in temperature as well. Some even say that planting grass could possibly reduce the total U.S. air conditioning energy requirements by 25% because the temperature of your yard can be 7 – 14° cooler than asphalt.

5. Controlling Erosion

The most important part here is to have a healthy lawn that can control erosion and help the environment. The best way to do this is to have a strong piece of grass with deep roots to hold soil in place.

As you can see, there are many benefits to keeping up with your yard and making sure you’re growing a healthy lawn. By doing so, you can create lasting impacts to help the environment.

You can learn more lawn care information and tips here.