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Did you know? April is National Lawn Care Month! It’s the perfect time of year to spend time outdoors with your family and friends and to get excited about your lawn again. If you’re like most homeowners, you care about the way your lawn looks. You want it to look neat and clean, and you want it to be safe for your kids and pets to run around in. But do you ever think about the health benefits of having a lawn that is well cared for?
Healthy Lawn, Happy Family
There are plenty! And in honor of National Lawn Care Month, we want to share them with you. Read on to learn about some of the benefits of lawn care that you may not think about every day.
It’s a stress reliever. Stress is one of the biggest health problems facing our country today. With so much going on, it’s easy to let the stress get to you. That’s why managing stress in a healthy way is so important. Well, there’s no natural stress reliever quite as effective as spending time outdoors. Couple that with the fact that you can find it right in your backyard and you’ve got a recipe for real stress relief.
It keeps harmful pests away. What good is a lawn if it’s not safe for kids and pets? Regular lawn care ensures that your yard is free of pests like ticks, mosquitoes, fire ants, and fleas. These creatures may be part of nature, but they also carry diseases that can be very dangerous, including Lyme disease, West Nile virus, and more. Lawn care helps ensure that these harmful pests stay away from your yard and keep your family safe.
It provides oxygen and cleans and purifies the air. Did you know that grasses absorb carbon dioxide and break it down into oxygen and carbon? In fact, a 50’x50’ lawn produces enough oxygen for a family of four. Grass and plants also play a vital role in capturing dust, smoke particles and other pollutants to make our air cleaner. In fact, lawns trap more than 12 million tons of dust and dirt annually. (The Lawn Institute). So having a healthy lawn actually makes the air we breathe cleaner.
If you’ve ever looked out at a freshly manicured lawn and breathed a deep sigh of satisfaction, it’s likely no coincidence! Lawn care is often seen as a purely aesthetic function, but at SunCo we know it’s about a whole lot more. We hope that you will take advantage your lawn and spend as much time as you can outdoors this month. If you would like to learn about how SunCo can improve the health of your lawn.