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How Lawn Care Impacts The Environment!

Posted by: Nick DiBenedetto on April 10, 2023

Having a beautiful lawn is something homeowners here in the North Shore take pride in. Everyone wants that “perfect” lawn for family and friends to enjoy and for their neighbors to envy.

Maintaining a healthy lawn not only has it looking its best, but it benefits the environment you live in. 

Water Runoff

During a hard rain you can experience run offs, especially if you have an area in your lawn that isn’t covered by much turf. During a hard rainfall, soil, mulch, and gravel can wash away creating things like channels, divots, and holes.

The runoff water can get into storm drains and sewers, clogging them, causing overflow into streets and homes. It can eventually make its way into ponds, creeks, and lakes, polluting these bodies of water with the excess of products.

Keeping a healthy lawn can help prevent runoffs. It slows down the flow of the water on the lawn long enough where the water can go back into the ground rather than running off causing flood damage. And the water that makes its way to the water table has been filtered by your lawn's root system making it cleaner.

Better Air Quality

Like all healthy plants, having a healthy lawn improves the air quality around you, it is extremely useful for creating oxygen. Your grass and plants take in carbon dioxide, which then help to produce the oxygen we breathe in every day.

Although oxygen is good for the overall health and growth, trapping carbon dioxide is key. Too much can lead to high air temperatures and other environmental problems.

When you have a healthy lawn, the grass helps to catch allergens, dust, and other airborne particles that cover the surface. It breaks down these pollutants while removing carbon dioxide from the air and trapping dust particles so that you aren’t breathing them in.

Healthy Grass Reduces Air Temperature

Believe it or not, your lawn, trees, and shrubs, all work together to help reduce air temperatures. When grass is heated by the sun, it cools itself off through transpiration. Transpiration is a fancy name for lowering your grass temperatures through evaporation, that’s why they are usually a few degrees lower than the areas above the lawn.

Having a healthy lawn surrounded by grass and trees, helps keep it cool. That is why on a hot summer day your lawn will still feel cooler on your bare feet.

You don't have to choose between helping the environment or having a lawn you can be proud of. Trust licensed professionals to keep your lawn healthy without leaving a carbon footprint.

Have Questions?

If you're looking for more information on how lawn care impacts the environment or just ready to speak to someone about your lawn care needs in the North Shore area, go to or call 978-769-3595 today!