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National Lawn Care Month Illustration

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  • Gene Caballero
  • June 26, 2022

Did you know that April is national lawn care month? We sure did! Even though we think that one month isn't enough to fully appreciate the value of lawn care, we will take it. And what is a more fitting month than April? The snow in most of the country is gone, the birds are chirping again, and the flowers are beginning to bloom again. But what is lawn care month? Here is what you need to know. 

What is national lawn care month?

National lawn care month is the month that lawn care professionals celebrate their profession. The National Association of Landscape Professionals wants you to know just how important lawn care is, and so do we.

How much dust do lawns really trap?

Lawns in the US trap as much as 12 million tons of dust. I am not sure how big of a pile of dust 12 million tons would make, but I am glad it is trapped in American lawns where it belongs. 

How many species of grass are there? 

There are many types of grass that may be growing in your lawn, and worldwide there are at least 10,000 species of grass. 

What are the biggest benefits of lawns?

Turfgrass has many benefits. For one it holds soil better than any other plant. In fact, one grass plant can have more than 300 miles of the root structure. Turfgrass reduces heat by creating a surface that does not absorb the sun's energy in the form of heat. And a single 50-foot by 50-foot patch of grass can produce enough oxygen for a family of 4. That is quite incredible.

How many Americans value lawn care?

Get this, 81% of Americans say that the upkeep of their lawn is important to the look of their home. And 88% of Americans have a yard that needs to be maintained. 

At the end of the day, lawn care is an integral part of American culture. And having a month to support lawn care only seems to be fair. This infographic was produced by the National Association of Landscape Professionals. Check them out for more info on the importance of the lawn care industry.

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