Your lawn gives you a great place to relax and spend time with your family. But there is a lot more to lawns than meets the eye! According to the National Association of Landscape Professionals, lawns can also:
- Create oxygen: The International Society of Aborculture found that one acre of grass creates more oxygen than an acre of rainforest. Furthermore, a study by the University of Maryland found that the grass and trees along the U.S. interstate system produces enough oxygen for 22 million people (1996 Maryland Turfgrass Study).
- Reduce run off: A study by the Colorado State University Cooperative Extension found that the typical golf course absorbs four million gallons of water during a 1-inch rainstorm.
- Help keep you cool in the summer: Lawns can be 30% cooler than a blacktop driveway on a hot summer day.
- Keep things quieter: Research by the University of Nebraska found that utilizing grass turf on road embankments reduces traffic noise by 200% when compared to concrete embankments.
Keep reading the AAA Lawn Care blog for more information about the importance of a healthy lawn and how we can help you get there.