For many Americans, a well-manicured, lush green lawn is the ultimate goal. But caring for your lawn can seem like a losing battle. If you have let your lawn fall to the wayside, here are some reasons you should consider bringing your yard back to life this summer.
A well-kept lawn increases home value.
According to a recent survey from the National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP), 79 percent of people in the U.S. say a lawn is an important feature to consider when buying or renting a home. Even if you aren’t looking to sell your home any time soon, keeping up your lawn in the meantime will make it easier to sell when the time comes.
A well-kept lawn can help cool your home and neighborhood.
Have you ever noticed that even on a hot day the grass under your bare feet feels cool? This is because grassed surfaces absorb the sun’s heat and release is slowly in the evening, which helps moderate the temperature. A well-kept yard cools its surroundings through the evapotranspiration process. Each grass blade acts as an evaporative cooler and releases water into the air, cooling it. A lush yard can help cool your home and save you money this summer.
A well-kept lawn offers a soft, safe area for children and pets to play.
Now that school is out, the neighborhood kids are gathering to play all kinds of games and sports. A lush yard provides greater cushion and flexibility for these activities, keeping children safe as they play.
A well-kept lawn absorbs rainfall and prevents runoff and erosion.
A manicured lawn helps absorb water and prevent it from eroding the surrounding topsoil, which can cause major damage to properties. A well-maintained turf can absorb rainfall six times more effectively than a wheat field. Keep your neighborhood safe from erosion by maintaining your yard.
A well-kept lawn can improve your mood.
Let’s face it. Looking out the window to a brown, desolate wasteland does little to improve your mood on a workday. But imagine looking out the window to a lush, green oasis! It’s hard to be unhappy when your yard is beautifully maintained.
If you are fighting a losing battle with your lawn, it’s time to bring in the professionals. At Advanced Lawn Solutions, we offer a variety of lawn care programs to ensure that your lawn is well-maintained all year long. Contact us today to learn more!