Summer Lawn Tips and how a green lawn can help beat the heat!
Did you know that keeping your lawn as green - and therefore as healthy as possible - acts as a natural air conditioner? And furthermore, that a cooler lawn is more resistant to lawn weeds, pests, and brown spots? It’s true! A green lawn is more capable of keeping temperatures down than a dry, browning lawn.
Turn Off The Air Conditioner!
On even the hottest of summer days, your green lawn is going to be one of nature’s most effective air conditioners. Combine a lush, green section of lawn with the shade of a mature tree and you’re in business. Did you know that the healthy, green lawn on eighteen average sized lawns is equivalent to the cooling power of 70 tons of air conditioning? That’s enough to cool sixteen homes! Air conditioning is excellent for those with respiratory differences like asthma, but other find it uncomfortably cool or artificial. This is where a healthy, green lawn comes in. Spend more time outdoors this summer while saving on your AC bill, by keeping your lawn as healthy and green as possible = beating the heat with a green lawn!
Environmental Benefits of a Healthy Lawn
Not only is a green lawn nice to look at, it’s also good for the environment. A lawn that is healthy also acts as a dust filter. The air is full of circulating dust, and smoke particles that are created by cars, busses, nearby industrial buildings, and general smog. Your lawn works hard to filter these potentially harmful particles out of the soil, and water supply of your community. The health of your lawn is also an important factor in reducing soil erosion. If you live in an area where erosion threatens to take over the landscape, a healthy lawn cover can reduce the likelihood of this event. Lawn works by reducing the impact of falling raindrops and dispersing the weight over a larger surface.
A healthy lawn will also make use of greenhouse gases. But it won’t stop there. Just like it filters out dust and smoke from the air, it also filters out air pollution and turns it into breathable oxygen. Did you know that a 50 x 50 foot lawn can create enough oxygen for a 2 adult, 2 child family to breathe for an entire year?
Maintaining a Healthy Lawn
Ensuring that your lawn is as healthy and green as possible is a year round job. One way of making it happen is a regular maintenance schedule. Over the course of the year you will need to fertilize, aerate, de-thatch, and establish a regular mowing and watering schedule. Before, each step in your lawn care maintenance plan, make sure to assess the health of your lawn and adjust accordingly. Take into account rainfall when watering your lawn, or install an in-ground irrigation system that does it for you!