Why should I take care of my lawn?
a) Helps beautify the neighborhood. Lawns help to creates a naturally beautiful space for relaxing and grassy areas quickly affect people's moods by creating feelings of serenity, privacy, thoughtfulness or happiness.
b) Front lawns of just eight average houses have the cooling effect of about 70 tons of air conditioning, while the average home-size central air unit has only a 3 - 4 ton capacity.
c) Healthy and dense lawns help absorb rainfall six times more effectively than a wheat field, four times better than a hay field, preventing runoff and erosion of our precious top soil.
d) It also traps much of the estimated 12 million tons of dust and dirt released into the US atmosphere annually.
e) Lawns also purify water entering into underground aquifers - its root mass and soil microbes act as a filter to capture and breakdown many types of pollutants.
f) Lawns can increase the market value and selling factors of your homes appeal. A Gallup Survey reported that 62% of all US homeowners felt that an investment into their lawns and general landscaping was as good or better than other home improvements. The investment recovery rate is 100% - 200% for landscape improvement, compared to a deck or patio that will recover 40% - 70% of installation cost. Proper and well maintained landscaping adds 15% to a home's value according to buyers.