Written by Susie's Yard Care
What are the benefits of a fresh and healthy lawn? Check them out from Lawn America below:
"Benefits of a Health Lawn
The front lawns of a block of eight average houses have the cooling effect of about 70 tons of air conditioning-enough to cool 16 average homes. On a hot summer day, grass can be 10-14 degrees cooler than exposed soil and as much as 30 degrees cooler than concrete or asphalt.
A 50' by 50' well -maintained grass area will create enough oxygen to meet the needs of a family of four every day. Acting like a gigantic sponge, lawns absorb all types of airborne pollutants such as dust and carbon dioxide, as well as noise. Less weeds means less weed pollen; a relief to those with allergies.
Studies show healthy lawns absorb rainfall 4-6 times more effectively than farm fields, being exceeded only by virgin forest. Lawns return the moisture to the water table where it can again be used by everyone. A Penn State University study showed thick lawns slow the velocity of run-off and allow the water to infiltrate 15 times better from a high quality lawn than from a patchy lawn with a lot of weeds."
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