Your lawn plays a vital role in the greater ecosystem. As well as being a place to play, healthy lawns provide refuge for wildlife, protect our waterways from contaminants and reduce energy costs.
Beyond the beautiful songbirds, countless animals live their entire lives within the borders of our lawns. Grasslands sustain small mammals like ground squirrels and rabbits. Insects feed along the surface of your lawn while ants and annelids balance the nutrients beneath the soil.
Beneath the ground surface, sod slowly filters water and contaminants into the ground. Without a strong root network, both chemical and natural nutrients are lost to water runoff. These runoffs carry soil and pollutants into waterways damaging infrastructure and the environment.
Even for the homeowner that scoffs at ecological protection. Retaining water around your lawn impacts your pocketbook. A strong network of grass retains high levels of moisture during cool evenings. As the day heats up, water evaporates from the lawn cooling the air. Naturally regulating the temperature around your home reduces air conditioning costs.
Here's some tips on maintaining your lawn as the spring approaches (click here).