A Healthy Lawn Improves the Environment!
It is a common misconception that maintaining a green, healthy lawn is bad for the environment. In fact, a well-cared for lawn supports the environment in a number of ways. Our Grow GREEN Organic lawn care offers an even healthier approach to lawn care.
Your Healthy Lawn
- Cleans the air
- Cleans ground water
- Prevents erosion
- Recycles nutrients
Healthy Lawn = Healthy Environment
- Grass Reduces Greenhouse Gas
Grass absorbs greenhouse gas and converts it into live-giving oxygen. Grass does this at a much higher rate than native plants or trees because grass has higher leaf density and a faster growth rate. A 2,500 square foot lawn converts enough carbon dioxide into oxygen to sustain a family of four!
- Grass Purifies Water
Turf grass roots act as a natural environment filter. Lawn root zones and supporting soil microbes act as massive filters to capture and breakdown many types of pollutants common to our urban environment.
- Healthy Lawns Reduce Run-Off
The next time it rains, notice where the water comes from that fills the street gutters and flows into the storm sewers. You'll find that very little run-off comes from your lawn. That's because dense, healthy grass is the best natural surface we have for trapping precipitation and reducing soil erosion. A healthy 10,000-sq.-ft. lawn (about the size of an average suburban lot) can absorb more than 6,000 gallons of rainwater without noticeable runoff.
A healthy lawn absorbs rainfall 10 times more effectively than farm crops.
- Cleans the Air
Healthy lawns trap an estimated 12 million tons of dust and dirt released annually into the atmosphere in the U.S.