Maybe it’s taken you a pandemic to realize that spending your time outside is worth your while, or maybe you have always loved spending time in your yard. Either way, spring has arrived and April is National Lawn Care Month. In this article, we will talk about how a healthy yard is good for our health, good for our communities, and good for the environment.
Healthy Landscapes Are Good for the Environment
Have you taken your landscape for granted? We should appreciate their beauty and understand the great value your lawn has on improving the environment.
- Healthy lawns clean the air. Your green grass plays a vital role in collecting dust, smoke particles, and other pollutants to make cleaner air. Your lawn actually captures 12 million tons of dust. This is excluding additional absorption provided by your trees and plants. With that being said, it’s easy to see how beneficial your lawn is to providing clean and healthy air.
- Your yard provides oxygen and minimizes noise. Your grass absorbs carbon dioxide and breaks it down into clean oxygen and carbon. A 50×50 foot lawn can generate enough oxygen for a family of four. Along with providing oxygen, your grass actually reduces noise pollution. Your lawn and plants can reduce noise levels by 20-30 percent.
Healthy Landscapes Enhance Our Communities
As we spend more time outdoors, we open our eyes to the benefits spending time outside has on our neighborhoods and communities. More time outside means a more peaceful and calming environment for our families to enjoy.
- A healthy yard provides health benefits to your community. Your healthy lawn can help protect your family, pets, and neighbors from any diseases carried by ticks, mosquitoes, and ants.
- By keeping up with your yard, you are creating a welcoming space for your community. This allows your neighbors and family to enjoy your green grass even more!
Healthy Landscapes Improve Our Health:
Not only does a healthy yard help your curb appeal, but it can also improve your mental health. Your yard can reduce stress, and improve your mood.
- By maintaining a healthy yard, you are improving your memory. A study from the National Institutes of Health showed that nature improves memory. Even walking in your garden can help.
- There are many types of research that show looking at plants and trees (even through a window) can reduce your stress and lower blood pressure. Neighborhoods that also incorporate green spaces have lower incidences of stress and have improved quality of life.
Like all living things, grass, plants, and trees need care and attention to ensure a long, healthy life. If you need help keeping your lawn healthy, give the experts at SunCo a call. We would be more than happy to get your yard in tip-top shape. Happy National Lawn Care Month!