With the “Green Movement” gaining popularity, you may feel that many of your landscape customers may eventually make the shift to either an artificial turfgrass or a xeriscape to help the environment. The reality is that there are some compelling arguments for maintaining a natural grass lawn.
Grass Holds up Well to Child & Pet Play
Natural grass lawns hold up well to the play of children and pets. In fact, it’s especially important to pet owners to point out that pet waste is not absorbed by artificial turf and can be unsightly with a xeriscape. If a customer has a large dog or several dogs in a smaller area, we suggest working with your clients to help them choose a grass variety that can hold up to heavy foot traffic. Hybrid Bermuda varieties have an excellent track record for recovering and repairing themselves quickly.
Natural Grass Reduces Carbon Dioxide & Creates Oxygen
Natural lawns at home are a great way to reduce carbon and other pollutants from the air families are breathing. A 50 x 50 foot area of lawn can provide enough oxygen for a family of four every day! In addition, the process of converting carbon dioxide to oxygen keeps the yard much cooler – even potentially reducing energy costs in the home.
Studies Show Grass Lawns Reduce Stress & Boost Overall Wellness
People with a view of a green landscape recover from stress 4 to 6 times faster. Nothing beats a summer concert in the park where families spend time together with a blanket spread out on the grass and enjoying the music. That same feeling can so easily be recreated at home with a nicely kept backyard lawn.
Grass Lawns Stay Cool to the Touch
A Information from various studies, gathered by the National Recreation and Park Association, found that the surface temperature of artificial turf was 37° hotter than asphalt and nearly 87° hotter than natural grass. This can be dangerous for bare skin and pets. In fact, many schools and parks have started to remove it from their playing fields. Imagine the feeling of heat radiating off an artificial turf as your customers walk through their front yards!
Well Maintained Yards Increase Home Value
Whether the plan is to sell in the future or create a forever home, natural lawns can add great value and curb appeal to any property. Homes with well-maintained lawns have been shown to have an increased property value of up to 15%, and who can deny the beauty of a green, lush lawn!