Top 5 Lawn Facts for Spring

Spring is here and it is time to get your lawn ready. Get your thumb green with these top five facts for lawnscaping this spring.

  1. A smaller size lawn (50 ft. x 50 ft.) releases enough oxygen daily to meet the needs of a family of four for up to 24-hours. It also helps absorb carbon dioxide, ozone, hydrogen fluoride and other harmful toxins.
  2. On average, eight front yards have the cooling effect of about 70 tons of air conditioning, while the average home-size central air unit has only a three to four ton capacity.
  3. Lawns help purify water entering underground aquifers because root mass and soil microbes act as a filter to capture and breakdown many types of pollutants.
  4. The net cooling effect of a young, healthy tree is equivalent to ten room-size air conditioners operating 20 hours a day.
  5. Relax with the smell of fresh grass! According to a neuroscientist at the University of Queensland, freshly mowed grass carries three plant compounds that may act as a stress reliever.