Have you seen the new trend on social media where homeowners are choosing alternative lawn options? Instead of planting and caring for traditional grass, they are planting clover or wildflowers in their yards. While this new trend certainly is interesting, our team at Nature’s Select™ Premium Turf Services, Inc. isn’t quite ready to give up on grass. If you’re thinking of making the switch, here are three environmental benefits of healthy grass that may change your mind.
1. Grass Creates Healthy Air
Your thick, healthy lawn is working much harder for your environment than you may realize. One huge way that grass helps the environment is by creating oxygen and trapping dust, dirt, and other pollutants. Often, homeowners think of their lawns as one large unit, but in reality, it is thousands of tiny oxygen-making plants. Grass has the ability to trap particles like dust and dirt that would otherwise end up in the air you are breathing. And finally, grass traps many other pollutants from things like stormwater runoff that you certainly don’t want to end up in the sewer system.
2. Grass Is Your Stage
If you have a family with small children or like to hang out with your friends, your lawn becomes your “stage” for some of life’s best memories. Whether it is playing a game of catch with your kids, running around barefoot, letting your dog play outside, or enjoying an afternoon picnic with close friends, a healthy lawn is the centerpiece for time spent outdoors. If you traded your gorgeous, green grass for a yard full of wildflowers, your kids would have no place to run! Instead of replacing your entire lawn with grass alternatives, we definitely recommend planting in flowerbeds and keeping the majority of your lawn available for play.
3. Grass Increases the Value of Your Home
Finally, as you consider your lawn, don’t forget to consider your future. While it may currently be trending to replace grass with clover or wildflowers, that choice isn’t for everyone, and replacing it may affect your ability to sell your home in the future. Not many potential home buyers are going to be eager to put an offer in on a home without grass. So, while a wildflower lawn may seem appealing to you now, consider how your future will be affected by the choice.
Nature’s Select™ is a one-of-a-kind lawn care service that goes root deep. We know that healthy lawns are beautiful lawns. Contact us at (336) 768-7999 today to request your free estimate. We serve Winston-Salem and the surrounding areas, including Pfafftown and Clemmons.