Although the benefits of having a healthy lawn may seem to be centered on the way it looks, there are also many environmental benefits. A healthy lawn is an environmentally friendly lawn, and keeping it healthy and sustainable is in both yours and the planet’s best interests!
Less Land Erosion
When your lawn is well maintained, land erosion from wind and water can be significantly reduced because both the healthy soil and grass that make up your lawn create a protective layer from the elements. The turf itself helps filter rainwater naturally and slowly absorb it into the soil, rather than allowing it to disturb the soil and promote harmful erosion. Through absorbing the rainwater it traps and filters, your lawn helps to refill the underground water supplies we use.
Have you heard that your lawn actually helps cool the air? If you’ve ever walked barefoot from your patio to an environmentally friendly lawn, you’ll notice the huge difference in temperature. Your lawn acts like a natural air conditioner, cooling the air around it when the temperature gets very high, reducing it by up to 30 degrees. The maintenance of a healthy lawn that effectively cools the air can help you reduce your air conditioning usage and costs. By using it less, you’ll release fewer pollutants into the environment, keeping the world greener!
Your healthy lawn can also act as an air filter. It’s a great benefit for those who suffer from dust and pollution allergies and live in more urbanized areas. The dirty particles in the air are trapped in the grass and pulled down and away with water, trapping and then moving a significant amount of pollutants out of the air.
Your lawn also helps the environment by filtering carbon dioxide effectively, it is made up of living, breathing plants after all! According to a study done in 2008 by Dr. Ranajit (Ron) Sahu, a well-managed lawn will produce a net positive carbon footprint.
Healthy, environmental lawns provide you, your family, and the world with clean oxygen, and promote a healthy environment. To keep your lawn in an environmentally-friendly condition, click here to contact Hometurf and set up a season-long program.