April Is National Lawn Care Month

April is National Lawn Care Month

National Lawn Care Month

April is National Lawn Care Month

For many years, the lawn care and landscape industry has recognized April as National Lawn Care Month.  At Acer Landscape Services, we’re excited about that and want to help you have the best lawn possible for you and your family to enjoy. To that end, for the month of April we’ll be sharing fun facts and resources to help educate you about lawns and lawn care.   We think you’ll be surprised at some of the information.

To get the lawn care ball rolling, below are some fun facts about lawns that we found interesting…we think you will too!

Fun Facts About Lawns

  • Lawns trap more than 12 million tons of dust and dirt annually. (The Lawn Institute)
  • Turfgrass, like that found in our lawns, is much cooler than asphalt or cement.  It acts as an “air conditioner” for the surrounding area (lawns can be 22 degrees cooler than urban asphalt “heat islands”).
  • Healthy turfgrass has many miles of fibrous roots that hold soil and filter rainwater. (National Arboretum Grass Roots Project)  A single grass plant can have more than 300 miles of roots.
  • It is estimated that a 50 by 50 foot lawn (2,500 square feet), releases enough oxygen for a family of four, while absorbing carbon dioxide, hydrogen fluoride, and perosyacetyle nitrate. According to NASA, one person consumes 0.84 kg of oxygen each day. This means that one square foot of grass will produce approximately half a kilogram of oxygen a day. (The Lawn Institute)
  • Research has found that people find stress relief and healing when interacting with nature or even when just viewing nature on a computer screen or through a window. (Nature Sacred.org)

At ALS, we’re passionate about creating beautiful and healthy lawns and landscapes for homeowners and communities to enjoy year-round. If you need help with your lawn, please contact Todd Boswell at 615-350-8030 x 19. Todd is head of our Residential Maintenance Division and he’ll be glad to help!

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About the Author:

Julia is the Social Media Manager for Acer Landscape Services.