Benefits of Having a Lawn
1. Reduce storm water run-off & control erosion
2. Generates oxygen
3. Helps filter the air we breathe
Environmentally Friendly - Lawns reduce storm water run-off and control soil erosion. A lawn also assists the decomposition of pollutants and helps restore soil quality.
Generate Oxygen - The oxygen generated by turfgrass has a major impact on making our environment habitable. A 50-foot by 50-foot lawn produces enough oxygen for a family of four to breathe for one year.
Natures Filter - Lawns trap and filter dust and smoke particles from the air and act as a filter for the air we breathe. This is especially important in urban areas where dust generated by cars and trucks can be trapped and washed down into the soil. Turfgrass also increases water infiltration and cleans the water as it passes through the grass so that underground water supplies are replenished for our use.
Erosion and Runoff Control - Turf's high shoot density and root mass stabilize surface soil, preventing erosion. Healthy turf has the ability to absorb and conserve water, and filter water and prevent run-off. This is why turf is often used on slopes, roadsides, and around parking lots.
It's Cool - Lawns serve as a natural air conditioner. On a hot summer day, a lawns surface can be at least 30 degrees cooler than that of asphalt.
Safety Net - Well-maintained turf areas serve as excellent sports surfaces. Turf helps to absorb physical impact and reduce injuries. As a playing surface, it is safer than artificial grass or bare soil.
Noise Reducer - Grassy areas can decrease noise by eight to ten decibels. This is especially important in an urban location.