Did you know that managed landscapes including the everyday lawn also provides a host of benefits? What are the benefits of a lawn?
- Filters & Captures Runoff
Grass slows down and absorbs runoff. Rainwater filtered through a healthy lawn can be 10 times less acidic than water running off a hard surface
- Reduces Heat
Grass dissipates the heat island effect caused from asphalt. Lawns can be 30 degrees cooler than asphalt and 20 degrees cooler than bare soil!
- Improves Air Quality
Grass play a vital role in capturing dust, smoke particles and other pollutants. Without grass, these pollutants will remain in the air we breathe.
- Absorbs Carbon Dioxide
Lawns are the largest carbon sink in the U.S., which sucks up and stores greenhouse gas carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.
- Generates Oxygen
2,500 sq. ft. of grass releases enough oxygen for a family of four to breathe!
- Supports Biodiversity
Grass, trees, shrubs and other plants provide food and habitat for birds and small mammals.
- Controls Soil Erosion
Grass controls erosion through its natural, dense, and fibrous root system. Without grass, soil erodes into streams and lakes limiting how sunlight penetrates the water.