Four things you didn't know about lawns
We must stress, you shouldn’t let your worries about pets stop you from having a great lawn. Follow the simple safety procedures and your pets will be fine. You may not know that having a healthy lawn actually comes with a wealth of benefits. Here, we share four we thought you should know.
1. A healthy lawn is an effective way to reduce your carbon footprint, according to research. Dr. Ranajit Sahu, an independent environmental and energy expert and University instructor, conducted a study on behalf of the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute in 2008 which found carefully managed lawns sequester, or store, significant amounts of carbon dioxide. "When you take care of your lawn and promote a healthy root system, your lawn acts as a carbon sink, pulling and storing away carbon," reports Dr. Sahu.
Source, Outdoor Power Institute
2. A well-kept lawn reduces dust and dirt particles. This happens as particles and pollutants from the air and water are trapped in the turf, meaning the air around a house is naturally filtered if you have a lawn.
Source - Cleanair Lawncare
3. Lawns are great at producing oxygen. It’s estimated a 50-foot by 50-foot area can produce enough oxygen to sustain a family of four. This makes grass great for maintaining balance in the ecosystems.
Source - Lawn & Landscape
4. Lawns reduce noise pollution, particularly in urban areas. This means some of the sounds from cars and motorbikes have less of an impact in green areas. Large shrubby trees can also be effective for scattering sound waves.
Source - Landscaping Network