5 Fact about Lawn Care
Regular lawn care is a full-time job. When it comes to taking care of your yard, you can do all the work yourself or you can sit back and relax knowing your yard is in good hands. Professional lawn care service through the Stoeckig Landscape Group ensures that you don’t have to lift a finger to get that lush, beautiful lawn you’ve always wanted. With over 30 years of combined experience in the landscaping industry and countless client testimonials, Stoeckig is committed to providing the residents of Dacula with top-notch landscaping services. Check out these 5 facts about lawn care from the professionals at Stoeckig.
The United States encompasses approximately 50 million acres of land; 21 million acres consists of residential lawns. On average, lawns produce three times as much oxygen compared to the oxygen output of trees. A yard that is approximately 2,500 square feet in size will provide enough oxygen to sustain a family of four while at the same time removing harmful carbon dioxide from the air.
Grass doesn’t grow from the tip of the blade; it actually grows upwards from the crown or base of the blade. This is why grass is ideal for ground coverage. It keeps growing even after you trim off the top, however, be mindful that you don't cut your grass too short. Longer blades absorb more sunlight and produce more shoots. Tall grass also grows slower than short grass, which means you spend less time behind the mower.
The average American homeowner spends about four hours a week working on their yards. That adds up to approximately nine days out of every year spent on just lawn care. This number of dedicated hours varies depending on your climate. Homeowners in cooler climates spend an average of 150 hours a year doing yard work while homeowners in warmer climates spend over 200 hours outside working.
Every year, Americans use over 70 million pounds of fertilizer on their yards. While the end result is a beautiful, healthy lawn, some of these fertilizers are harmful to the environment. Always make sure your fertilizers and pesticides are safe for your yard and your community. Opt for natural treatments with nutrients like potassium, nitrogen, and phosphorous.
According to a survey conducted by the National Gardening Association, Americans spend $350 a year on average on lawn care supplies and equipment. All that green adds up to a total of $30 million in sales across the country. Sales include retail purchases as well as service contracts with professional lawn care companies. Approximately 22 million homeowners use a local lawn care company to take care of regular lawn maintenance.