Choose grass for your yard and help the environment!
The Cooling Effect
Front lawns of just 8 average houses have the cooling effect of about 70 tons of air conditioning, while the average home-sized central air unit has only a 3-4 ton capacity.
A turf area just 50x50 absorbs carbon dioxide, ozone, hydrogen fluoride and perosyacetyle nitrate and releases enough oxygen to meet the needs of a family of four. The grass and trees along the US Interstate highway system release enough oxygen to support 22 million people.
Dust is Trapped
Turf grasses trap much of the tons of dust and dirt released annually into the atmosphere.
Healthy, dense lawns absorb rainfall six times more effectively than a wheat field and four times better than a hay field. This not only prevents erosion, water run-off and evaporation but builds up the groundwater level.
Turf grass helps purify water by its root mass and soil microbes acting as a filter to capture and breakdown many types of pollutants, keeping them out of our lakes and rivers.
Grass clippings as well as the root systems contribute large amounts of organic material to the soil. This is proven to be one of the most important soil improving practices.
In a Gallup survey 62% of homeowners report a 100-200% investment recovery rate for landscaping improvements. Proper and well maintained landscaping adds on average 15% to the value of a home.
Affects on your mood
Recovery rates among hospitalized patients are often quicker when they have a landscaped view. Grass areas affect peoples moods by creating feelings of serenity, privacy and thoughtfulness.
Creates a Safe Environment
Dense lawn is a much safer play/activity environment for people of all ages than any other surface. As well, where vegetation grows, child mortality, suicide and and energy consumption are less than in places where there are no plants.