The crew did a great job! They were friendly, courteous, responsive and the cleanup was amazing! Thank you. ”- John B.
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Lawns: Can They be Good for the Environment?
Lawns often have a bad reputation for being bad for the environment. Too often, they are over-watered, over-fertilized, and over-treated. When you’re growing a lawn in a soil that’s been stripped of its biodiversity, forcing you to apply lots of chemical fertilizers and pesticides…then your lawn is probably doing a lot more harm than help. So when is a lawn good for the environment?
We think everyone can agree that a lawn is usually better than concrete. In urban environments, heat, runoff, and air pollution are all big concerns. Lawngrasses help mitigate all of these important problems. When lawns are planted in the correct places and then maintained without wasting inputs and unnecessary chemicals, they can be beneficial for your environment and wildlife.
Healthy Soil = Healthy Lawn
Lawns clean the air.
Lawngrasses, just like all other green plants, clean the air by absorbing carbon dioxide and giving off oxygen essential for us to breathe. They also capture dust & pollutants from the air. The more plants in an urban environment, the better!
Lawns reduce temperatures.
It’s no secret that trees help to combat the urban heat island by providing shade; but lawns also help mitigate warming temperatures. Lawngrasses and soil don’t reflect intense heat like concrete does. Lawns can help cool surrounding areas, which has a big impact on energy use and electric bills for running air conditioners.
Lawns reduce runoff.
When it rains in Texas, it pours. Our heavy clay or rocky soils aren’t that good at absorbing large amounts of rainfall all at once. This causes a lot of runoff into storm sewers. Lawns slow runoff and soil erosion, allowing precious water to be absorbed and filtered back into the soil & groundwater.
Lawns improve the soil & reduce erosion.
Compacted soil is a major issue in our region. Lawngrasses help to open up the pore spaces in soil improving the structure and increasing water holding capacity. They also reduce erosion, which is a big problem – especially in our heavy downpours.
Lawns reduce noise pollution.
City life isn’t always that quiet. Noise bounces off hard surfaces and can make urban life pretty stressful. Lawns and soil absorb noise from vehicles and neighbors, instead of reflecting it. Think of your lawn as your own personal sound buffer!
Lawns foster a sense of community.
Caring for our lawns and gardens gets us out of the house and face to face with our neighbors. Lawns create a gathering place for your family and friends to relax or play. Lawns are also important if you have dogs who need a place to play or relieve themselves.
When you use organic methods, such as our SEASONS program, you are helping to build a healthy soil, which builds a healthy root zone & lawn. The stronger roots are, and the healthier the soil, the less water, fertilizer, or pest treatments your lawn needs to thrive & withstand insects, diseases, and harsh weather.
By focusing on soil health, you can grow a healthy, lush, and vibrant lawn and landscape naturally. Contact our soil health specialist to learn how our SEASONS program can help you.