Surprising Benefits You Get From Your Grass!

green grassEveryone loves a beautiful lawn full of lush green grass, but did you know that lawns have a bunch of amazing benefits for your family and the environment? At Mr. Tree, we’ve been caring for yards throughout Gainesville for over 20 years! That means we’ve seen the benefits of a well-maintained yard first hand.

Check out some of the little-known ways your grass gives back!

Nature’s Air Filter

Did you know that an average sized yard in Gainesville can produce enough oxygen to supply an entire family of four with the air they need to breathe? On top of that, a healthy yard pulls hundreds of pounds of carbon and pollutants from the air every year! Grass also captures dust, dirt, and allergens that float around in our air. So, the next time you step outside, take a nice deep breath and know that your grass has your back.

Absorb the Runoff

Untouched landscapes have natural protections from excess rainfall. However, the more we pave and build, the fewer places we leave for water to go. Grassy areas like lawns, sports fields, etc. can help absorb stormwater and minimize runoff. This leads to less flooding and a healthier overall environment.

Benefits for Your Family

Grass does some other pretty interesting things that you’ve probably never realized. A healthy lawn will act as a noise depressant, dampening street noises and other loud sounds. It also helps to keep the heat down compared to pavement or concrete. The effect is not a minor one either. Having a lawn full of vibrant, green grass can save you hundreds or even thousands on the electric bill every year by keeping your home cooler and reducing the workload of your AC.

There are so many more awesome and interesting ways your yard creates benefits for you and the world around you. For more information, give us a call at Mr. Tree and find out what you can do to keep your yard in tip-top shape!