Monday, July 19, 2021

For The Love Of Grass


Horticulture Hotline   7/19/21

By Bill Lamson-Scribner


Mowing season is in full swing. Next time you are mowing your grass in 100-degree weather, or controll

ing weeds, insects, or diseases in your lawn remember some of the benefits of turf grass include:


·         soil erosion control;

·         stormwater runoff reduction;

·         organic pollutant decomposition;

·         groundwater recharge and filtration;

·         soil restoration;

·         carbon retention and storage;

·         natural cooling effect;

·         oxygen production;

·         air pollution reduction and filtration;

·         dust suppression / capture;

·         reduced pest and allergy related problems;

·         physical and mental health;

·         relief from stress;

·         human productivity;

·         noise abatement;

·         glare reduction;

·         heat dissipation;

·         increased property value;

·         complements landscaping / defines bed lines;

·         quality of life;

·         crime control;

·         fire barrier;

·         recreation and social harmony;

·         community pride;

·         visible safety barrier from uninvited guest (Snake! / Alligator!);

·         outdoor activity; and

·         spectator entertainment.


Healthy turf grass can capture four to seven times more carbon than is produced by the lawnmower’s engine, so feel good when you are caring for that lawn!


Always read, understand and follow product label. The product label is a Federal Law.