Weed Man Lawn Care understands that yearly Fall aerification and overseeding of your lawn goes far deeper than providing you with a great looking lawn… and they want you to know about its far-reaching effects, too!
The Fall is season firmly entrenched over the Triad, and the stifling heat of summer is now a distant memory. This time of year, homeowners return to their annual Fall aerification and overseeding to revive summer-stressed lawns and turn them back into lush dark green showplaces that will be enjoyed by all. However, what many people do not realize is that in addition to adding upwards of 15% to your property value, or being able to recoup up to 300% ROI if you’re preparing to put your home on the market, what is done in your small corner of the world with regard to your lawn has a tremendous effect on the earth’s climate, too!
Ask Jason Bridges, owner and President of Weed Man Lawn Care, how he became interested in a career in the residential lawn industry, and he will quickly tell you it stemmed from a desire to be a good steward of the environment.
“While completing my degree at the University of Georgia in the Turfgrass Management program, it became apparent to me that the new generation of turfgrass managers needed to step up and set the standard for environmental responsibility,” says Bridges.
Providing that win-win scenario for property value and aesthetics, in conjunction with promoting environmental responsibility for Triad homeowners, is the primary mission statement at Weed Man Lawn Care.
Weed Man Lawn Care Production Manager and North Carolina-Certified Turfgrass Professional, Andrew Carter, says, “Sometimes we get caught up in our daily lives and tend to overlook the big picture. The homeowners we service love the fact that each Fall we restore their summer-stressed lawns with fresh aerification and new seed…and that makes their property look great and adds value…. But what they often do not realize is the greater, more far-reaching effect they have on the environment when they have this service performed”
Indeed, Andrew is correct. Here are just a few amazing statistics of how a thick, lush lawn helps planet Earth and all who inhabit it:
- 2,500 square feet of lawn absorbs carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and releases enough oxygen for a family of four to breathe. (2,500 square feet is about one-third the size of a normal lawn.)
- On a hot summer day, lawns will be 30 degrees cooler than asphalt and 14 degrees cooler than bare soil.
- The front lawns of eight houses have the cooling effect of about 70 tons of air conditioning. That’s amazing when the average home has an air conditioner with just a three- or four-ton capacity.
- Turfgrass acts as a natural filter, reducing pollution by purifying the water passing through its root zone.
Andrew says it’s a great feeling knowing that his efforts add value and enjoyment to people’s largest investment, while protecting and having a positive effect on our environment. When one considers this, wouldn’t it be great if everything we did in our daily lives provided this same win-win value for our property and our planet?
For more information about Weed Man Lawn Care, visit www.weedmantriad.com/ For more information on the effects of turfgrass in the environment, “Google” turfgrass effects on planet Earth.