And that’s not all! Did you know that healthy grass is a truly awesome system that gives us so much more than just a gorgeous landscape?
It’s an oxygen super-producer!
Few people know that grass produces oxygen for our environment at a far greater rate than the same area of trees. In fact, one acre of trees with full canopy coverage produces enough oxygen for 8 people. The same acre in just grass cover produces enough for 70 people!
It filters our air
Ever notice the dirt streaks on your car after a rain? That’s the pollution and dust that is brought down with the rainwater. Grass catches airborne pollutants like carbon dioxide, sulfur dioxide and smog, largely with the action of the wind and rain. A very useful function that a paved area, an artificial lawn or patioscape simply can’t accomplish!
It cleans our water
Lawns and their underlying thatch act as a huge filter for the water to pass through. Coming down as rain or flowing in from other ground or paved areas, water moves through the grass and reaches the municipal systems or bodies of water clearer and cleaner. Apart from ocean flora, there is no better biological filter for water!
It builds up overall soil health
Grass coverage builds up the health of the topsoil through the decay of grass clippings and other roots and shoots. It introduces necessary oxygen and organics for the inhabitants, like earthworms and microbes. They also have better access to water because the soil around a healthy grass root system will hold more water.
It reduces erosion and run off
Your lawn and its root system will work to "hold" soil in place, so that the soil stays where it’s needed and dirt in water passing through will keep from running off into the drainage system or more unwanted places, like your basement.
A healthy, turned-on lawn is good for you, good for your family and good for our world. And the healthier the lawn, the greater the benefits. So, what does your grass need to really thrive? Same thing as any other living thing…
There is no life or growth without it. A lawn that thrives all season long will need sufficient, consistent moisture.
Grass cannot survive on water and sunshine alone. The soil needs to be rich in nutrients for the roots to access.
For a healthy lawn, choking weeds and damaging insects need to be kept at bay.
Consistent attention is one of the most important factors in producing a lush, dense bed of grass.
Sounds pretty easy, right? Then, why is it so difficult to keep your lawns soft, dense and green - and free of weeds and invading insects?
It helps to know the SCIENCE of lawn care!
Plant varieties have differing water needs, which change throughout the season and from year to year. New grass has a different water need than mature grass. On top of it all, knowing the signs of improper watering, before it’s a big problem, is useful.
The right nutrients
Grass grows best in rich, loamy soil with a pH of 6.5–7. Making sure all the right components are present means knowing the exact needs and how to most successfully supplement when something is missing.
Knowing your pests
Whether the damaging problem is invasive plants or insects, lawns can quickly deteriorate if the pests are left untreated. When you understand their life cycles, habits, food preferences and vulnerabilities, you’re armed with the best defenses.
Knowing the right care
The quality of care will determine how well the grass can absorb sunlight and convert that energy in to the sugars the plant needs to grow. With Turf Systems, the care is knowledgeable, responsive and consistent so that your lawn is able to thrive!
When you have the whole system working properly – rich soil, strong plants and the right care and irrigation – you get a beautiful, healthy lawn. It’s like the vibrancy is simply turned on!
At Turf Systems, we love to cultivate lush, turned-on lawns. It contributes to making happier people, more beautiful communities and a healthier environment!