6 reasons for a well-manicured lawn
1) Maintaining your lawn is the "green" thing to do.
According to studies by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, well-maintained lawns absorb considerably more CO2 - a greenhouse gas - than poorly maintained lawns.
2) A healthy lawn simply looks better.
More attractive lawns have proven to add appraisal value to homes and properties. By contrast, a lawn that is continuously mowed poorly can become a nuisance and a scourge to neighboring property owners who value a quality appearance.
3) A healthy lawn is a refuge that "feels" better to its visitors.
Healthy lawns have been proven to lower the ambient temperature around a home, acting as an air conditioner around your house. A healthy lawn creates an important ecosystem that supports helpful microorganisms, earthworm activity and encourages nearby nesting of colorful songbirds.
4) Freshly cut grass can reduce stress.
Researchers in Australia have reported that the scent of fresh-cut grass induces stress-relieving chemical reactions and may even slow down memory loss associated with age.
5) The entire family will appreciate it.
Children and pets enjoy playing on a soft lawn, especially when chemical residue is absent. While grass itself is a cushion, the soil below stays softer and moister longer when it is well-shaded by a healthy turf canopy.
6) Save water and reduce out-of-pocket chemical expense.
With recycled clippings (by using mulching mower blade) and proper mowing height, new weed infestations and bare spots are reduced along with the need for excessive water and chemical applications.
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