The Benefits of a Healthy Lawn
At Urban Landworks we believe that turf grass is an important component of urban and rural lawns and landscapes. We provide high-quality services in Bloomington, MN and surrounding cities. Getting your lawn to a healthy stage impacts quite a bit more than you may realize.
A healthy lawn can:
Turf grasses are some of the most effective ground covers for sites with steep slopes to prevent erosion, saturated soil, and severely compacted soil.
· They protect frozen ground over winter.
· When established, they allow water to better infiltrate into the soil.
· Cool season grasses have a dense network of roots that help trap and remove pollutants from water as it moves through the soil.
· Runoff water moves slower, so it cannot carry as much sediment or other soil particles as faster-moving water.
Turf grass improves soil
The periodic shedding of grass roots, stems and leaves is a normal part of the annual growth cycle of cool season grasses and adds large amounts of helpful organic matter to the soil over time.
This organic material creates a healthier, thick and vigorous lawn by improving soil structure.
It contributes to
· Improved water infiltration
· Increased rooting depth allowing for greater access to soil water and nutrients
· Improved microbial activity
Turf grass cools the air
Lawns, trees, and shrubs play an important role in reducing air temperatures by providing shade and evaporation through evapotranspiration, which is the process the process of water evaporating off plants.
Temperature reduction can range from 7 to 14 degrees and can curb summer air conditioning costs. One estimate suggests that planting lawns and other landscape plants could reduce total U.S. air conditioning energy requirements by 25 percent.
Lawns also provide cooler places for summer recreation than asphalt or concrete surfaces.
In addition to a lawn's cooling effects, it also acts as a cushion that can reduce the potential for injuries.
Turf grass benefits air quality
Healthy lawns and other landscape plants contribute to improved air quality by acting as traps for dust and other airborne particles.
Because a lawn completely covers a soil surface, soil particles are prevented from blowing around and being carried to another area.
During the active growing season, it is estimated that a healthy lawn area of 25 square feet will provide enough oxygen for one adult person for one day.
Green plants, including lawns, through photosynthesis, reduce carbon dioxide in the atmosphere while giving back oxygen.
Recycling clippings by mulching and leaving on the lawn to decompose decreases the amount of carbon released into the atmosphere by 11 to 59 percent over removing clippings.
Turf grass benefits health
Lawns and landscape plantings contribute to reductions in noise levels by absorbing and deflecting sounds. They also reduce glare and light reflection.
Appealing landscapes have positive effects on people. A healthy, maintained lawn creates an inviting view for those passing by and provides a pleasing, natural backdrop for other landscape elements.
Well-kept lawns support neighborhood interaction and strengthen the social connections within a community.
Below is the process on how we get you that fantastic looking lawn:
Urban Landworks Weekly Mowing Service:
-Weekly mowing starts the first full week of May (weather and lawn condition permitting) and will continue through the third full week of October.
-Weekly mowing will be done on the same day ever week unless holidays or weather alters our schedule.
-Urban Landworks will determine if the lawn is too wet or dry to mow. We will skip mowing if necessary, to prevent damage.
-Weed whipping will be done around landscape beds and any obstacles. All hard surfaces (driveways, sidewalks, and curb lines) will be blown clean of any grass clippings. If grass clippings get in any landscape beds, we blow them out also.
-Urban Landworks will pick up small branches and move large branches off turf areas. Branches will be left on site. If requested we will haul off site for an additional charge.
Urban Landworks provides many other service’s such as Lawn Fertilizing and Weed Control, Irrigation Maintenance, Mosquito Control, Mosquito Fogging, Full Landscape Design and Build, and Commercial & Residential Snow Plow Service.
If you would like to be the talk of the neighborhood, give us a call at 952-884-1672
Urban Landworks is located in Bloomington, MN and also serves surrounding cities.
We hope to hear from you for all your lawn and landscaping needs!!
Written by: Managers and partners of Urban Landworks