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Benefits of Cool Season Turfgrass

At Scott's Pro-Lawn, our goal is to provide you with effective products, great service, and useful information for using Integrated Turf Management to care for your lawn.  Since the beginning of time, humans have manipulated their environment, and today one of the most common ways people enjoy life is in their built landscapes.  You put time and money into that landscape and you probably want to care for it as effectively as possible.  The benefits of healthy turf are well documented.

  • Lawns reduce soil erosion and prevents run-off because of its superior rainfall absorption

  • 2500 sq.ft. of turfgrass produces enough oxygen daily for a family of 4, thus producing more oxygen than trees, shrubs, and flowers of same area

  • As much as 30 degrees cooler than asphalt, rock, or concrete - front lawns of just eight average houses have the cooling effect of about 70 tons of air conditioning (one average home air conditioner has 3-4 ton capacity)

  • Quality turf provides a soft but sturdy play surface, traps dust and dirt, controls run-off, and affects people's mood positively

  • Turf-grasses purify water and act as a filter to capture and break down many types of pollutants

  • There is an investment recovery rate of 100-200% for landscape improvements compared to a deck or patio that will return 40-70% of the investment

  • Well-maintained landscaping adds 15% to a home's value, according to buyers

  • The most common type of grass used for lawns in our area, bluegrass, is actually very drought tolerant, believe it or not! Because it will go dormant as a protection measure when there is little to no water, bluegrass will live for much longer under drought than most any other type of ground cover (though it won't be green in dormancy)

  • You should feel great about having a healthy lawn, because these benefits will decline with unhealthy, weed infested turf