If you are a homeowner, a landlord, or anyone who owns any property with a yard or lawn you might find yourself questioning why lawn care is important, so much time and energy poured into one simple aspect of your home. One simple aspect of a lawn and lawn care is grass, grass is so prevalent around us that we often can easily forget all of the various and plentiful benefits that grass, and lawns provide to our society proving the importance of properly caring for your lawn.
A healthy lawn not only makes your home and surroundings look better, but it also helps the environment. Did you know that a small lawn of just less than 80 x 80 feet is able to provide enough oxygen for a family of 4? The oxygen generated improves and balances air quality all while absorbing different air pollutants fighting against pollution – grass is a natural way to purify the air around you. A proper lawn can and will protect against erosion and has better water retention than various crop fields. Not to mention that you probably don’t even realize that grass reduces noise in neighborhoods and gives great area for kids to play.
So you get the picture, that lawns are important, probably more important than what we ever even knew. Which means that caring for your lawn so that it can properly do all of the things it needs to is so important, some of the various aspects of lawn care that are important to keep up on and do regularly include fertilizing, watering, mowing, weed control, fixing up bare spots, and aeration. Fertilizing your lawn if feeding it, watering your lawn is also providing good nutrients for it.
Weed control is an ongoing year to year task that will help your lawn thrive without all of the competition for nutrients and water. Fixing up bare spots is also something that will need to be addressed yearly, the biggest causes of bare spots are pets, snow, salt, and rodents. Be sure to keep up on re-seeding and fixing up your lawn as needed. Aerating your lawn once or twice a season will help your grass receive water better, as well as improve drainage, and promote healthy root growth!
Not only does proper lawn care contribute well to the environment but having a beautiful and well-cared for lawn increases curb appeal, and helps your neighbors appreciate your home even more. A beautiful lawn contributes to the entire beauty of your home and neighborhood immensely.
The benefits of proper lawn easily outweigh the negatives, but if you don’t have the resources to properly care for your lawn and grass by yourself, please contact us today. Clarks is proud to have a large team of individuals that have a passion to make the most of your home and lawn. They are experienced and excited to help you care for your lawn so that you can reap the benefits of your lawn care.