The Lawn Care Division at New Castle Lawn & Landscape plays an important role in maintaining the health of customer’s lawns, not only for aesthetics, but also environmental benefits.
The Lawn Institute published the information below to educate homeowners and business owners on WHY it is important to maintain a healthy turf! It is a great article that we wanted to share with you!
“As a society we tend to take the benefits of grass for granted,” says James B Beard Ph.D., one of America’s leading turf experts and the chief scientist at the International Sports Turf Institute.
Aesthetically, lawns enhance the quality of life, contribute to social harmony and community pride, increase property values and compliment other landscape plants.
Across America, nearly 30 million acres of lawns have sprung back to life, providing a soft landing for kids at play, a blanket for families to picnic and a cushion for bare feet to roam. The same important benefits stretch worldwide.
Beard notes, “Turfgrasses have been utilized by humans to enhance their environment for more than 10 centuries. The complexity and comprehensiveness of these environmental benefits that improve our quality-of-life are just now being quantitatively documented through research.”
The scientific evidence clearly shows that a healthy lawn is good for the environment. “Because it’s around us every day, people don’t think about the fact that a healthy turf generates oxygen for improved air quality,” says Beard.
“Most homeowners don’t realize noise and air pollution are reduced in most suburban areas because the grass ecosystem serves as a natural filter for the environment.”
Here are just a few of the many additional environmental benefits Beard and other scientists report.
Lawns provide excellent soil erosion control.
They improve recharge and quality protection of groundwater and provide flood control.
They enhance entrapment and biodegradation of synthetic organic compounds.
They absorb and sequester carbon dioxide gases.
They bring substantial urban heat dissipation which results in temperature moderation.
Lawns contribute to home security as well, providing high visibility zones that deter potential intruders and open green spaces that serve as a firebreak to reduce fire hazards.
As you can see, a healthy lawn contributes to so much more outside of aesthetics.
Are you ready to give your lawn the care it needs to provide the benefits that YOU deserve?