Positive Contributions to the Ecosystem
Taking care of your lawn has positive effects on our ecosystem. Lawns that are healthy and well-treated absorb up to six times more than that of a wheat field and four times that of a hay field. The absorption process is crucial to preventing erosion from runoff of Earth’s natural soil.
Natural Water Purification System
On average, thriving lawns trap up to 12 million tons of dirt, dust, and other particles released into the earth’s atmosphere. An unmanicured lawn can cause these things to get absorbed into our clean water supply. Your lawn’s natural filtering process purifies water that enters the underground aquifers. This provides us with clean water that is released into our reservoirs and wells.
Increases Property Value
If you’re looking to sell your property, the outside is just as important as the inside. Having a healthy and attractive landscape will increase your home’s market value, allowing you to get a return on your investment. In addition, it will entice your dream buyer and give them the impression that you’ve taken fantastic care of your property.
Recent studies have shown that patients that are homebound or in the hospital have an increased chance of recovery when they have viewing access to a mature landscape. A positive outdoor environment is a natural mood booster, and it encourages endorphins in the brain to promote physical and mental healing in the body.
The Cooling Factor
The summer months can cause a spike in your energy thanks to the constant running of your air conditioners. Maintained lawns can affect how hard your HVAC system runs because it has a natural cooling system.
On average, eight houses in your neighborhood with aerated and low level lawns can have a cooling effect equivalent to almost 70 tons of air conditioning. This cooling conversion will keep energy costs down, causing your air conditioner to work at its full capacity.