BENIFITS OF A HEALTHY LAWN INTERESTING FACTS EVERYONE SHOULD KNOW
Healthy, properly maintained turfgrass positively impacts the quality of our lives and the quality of our environment in ways that almost nothing else can. A dense turfgrass area prevents soil erosion, cools and cleans the air, filters surface water and returns it to the water table, cushions falls to help prevent injury, reduces noise, adds value to our homes and is pleasing to the eye.
Natural ground water filter - Turfgrass helps purify water entering underground aquifers. Its root mass and soil microbes act as a filter to capture and breakdown many types of pollutants.
Filters dust and dirt—Turf grasses trap an estimated 12 million tons of dust and dirt released annually into the U.S atmosphere.
Generates oxygen - A turf area just 50 feet by 50 feet releases enough oxygen to meet the needs of a family of four. The grass and trees along the U.S interstate highway system releases enough oxygen to support 22 million people.
Boost property values–A recent study showed that 62% of realtors and homeowners felt investments in lawns was as good or better than other home improvements.
Less run off - Healthy dense lawns absorb rainfall six times more effectively than a wheat field and four times better than a hay field. Sodded lawns can absorb 10-12 times more water than seeded lawns, even after two years of growth, thus preventing runoff and erosion.
Prevents soil erosion - With up to 90% of the weight of a grass plant in its roots, it makes a very efficient erosion prevention device, also removing soil particles from silty water.
Safety- Provides children and families with a soft, safe, playing surface.
Reduces noise pollution - Who wouldn't want a quieter, more peaceful yard to relax in and enjoy nature.
Cooling effect—With the hot summer temperatures of East Texas isn't it nice to know that your lawn can help cool things down and possibly save you money off the hign cost of electric bills.The front lawn of an average house has the cooling effect of about 8 tons of air conditioning. While the average home sized central air unit has only 3-4 ton capacity.
Healing- Grass areas quickly affect peoples moods by creating feelings of serenity, privacy, thoughtfulness or happiness, and its yearly Life cycle of growth and color change, lift human spirits and link urban inhabitants with their countryside heritage.