Posted on: Apr 28, 2023Raunie
You might say that a well maintained lawn is just pretty to look at. Yet, it is also important to consider the environmental benefits of a healthy green lawn. When I say healthy green lawns, this does not include weeds, tall grasses, and crabgrass. Healthy green lawns are beneficial to our environment and it is important to care for them as we would any other plant. so, here is a small sample of the environmental benefits of a healthy lawn.
The first benefit of a healthy green lawn is the production of oxygen for all people. City or rural, it is a fact that 2000 square feet or 185 meters of healthy green lawn or turf grasses produce enough clean oxygen for a family of four for an entire year!
Reduces Carbon Dioxide Emissions
Another benefit of healthy turf is the universal reduction of carbon dioxide in our air. Grass is just another plant that does as much for us as we do for it, if not more! It actively filters out pollutants in our air and converts them into energy for itself. Next time you consider paving over a patch of grass also consider replacing the hard-working soil with another plant species that can help clean the air around you.
Controls Soil Erosion
It is often a topic of discussion of industry specialists that a healthy root system in grasses will naturally reduce soil erosion. Grass has an important function in not only looking and feeling good but holding our ground where it should stay!
Improves Water Quality
A healthy lawn with deep roots helps filter the rainwater water that gets released back into our water tables. Keeping your lawn thick and lush helps the grass absorb pollutants and release cleaner water to replenish our reserves.
Increases the Value of your Home
A home with healthy green grass actually can increase its value! If you are selling your home it’s best to consider a little outdoor TLC to give that welcoming appearance to potential buyers. Not only will you have a sense of pride while looking at your beautifully green and healthy outdoor space but most realtors agree that curb appeal matters!
Why Choose a Lawn Care Program?
At Dr. Green, we take the environment seriously. Our goal is to create a healthy green lawn, but also to help encourage our clients to add diversity to their properties. What this means is having areas designed for different purposes. A few examples would be a vegetable garden, a wildflower area, or a garden with a mixture of shrubs and flowering plants along with a healthy green lawn. This holistic approach creates a diverse environment for a variety of insects – but mainly our Bee friends.
We also design our programs based on the environmental impact of our services. Choosing to spot-spray the weeds on our summer application allows for a targeted approach that is more effective but also less wasteful. We also choose our fertilizers to ensure that each lawn is being fed throughout the growing months while not overapplying. The biggest change in our programs is focusing more on soil quality and root development instead of just dealing with surface issues. This creates a longer-term foundation for a healthy lawn which not only looks great, but also provides all of the benefits that we strive to achieve for our environment.
Who knew how much a well-maintained, healthy lawn would help the environment? We do! Call us today to find out more information about how we can help you, help the environment!