Did you know that your lawn is more valuable than you think? Along with keeping up a good appearance, healthy kept lawns are proven to have environmental, health, and social benefits as well.

The Environmental benefits include but are not limited too; Pollution and Erosion Control, Oxygen Production/Carbon Reduction, Heat Dissipation, Water Runoff Reduction, and an Improved Wildlife Habitat. Good quality grass causes soil to erode at a much slower rate while retaining carbon underground and releasing oxygen. A healthy lawn also helps water to drain through the surface, heading deeper into your yard and promoting healthier roots and less runoff. It also becomes an improved home for wildlife, not the pests and rodents, but birds and beneficial insects will flock to your yard and improve the natural landscape that is Iowa.

Health benefits are undeniable in their help towards improving physical health. According to a study conducted by the University of California, patients with an outdoor view of nature typically recovered faster than patients who could only see other parts of the hospital through their window. It can improve your mental health in many ways too. According to several studies, activities in your lawn are soothing and can help with stress and even limit the symptoms of AD/HD. Keeping a healthy yard will also help reduce pests and allergies. A healthy yard will drive out unwanted insects by offering a less favorable environment to pests which simultaneously reduces the amount of pollen in the air.

The social benefits of a healthy lawn include a comfortable and visually appealing living space. This will make your yard the place to be for fun outdoor activities, from yard games to just sitting by a fire. It can also increase property value by adding curb appeal. A healthy lawn and landscape can increase a property’s value by up to 15%. Houses with nice curb appeal usually sell faster on the market and at a higher rate, some people won’t even consider a house if the curb appeal isn’t attractive enough.