New Study Shows Grass is Good for Soil and the Environment

We live in a time where many see maintaining lawns as a waste of resources.

Parts of the US are experiencing water shortages. The cost of water is rising in almost all metro areas. Lawnmowers emit carbon dioxide. Runoff of excessive fertilizer pollutes water. Their list goes on.

Is it worth it to keep a healthy, green patch of grass?

According to a recent study by Purdue University, the answer is a definite yes.

Purdue’s American Society of Agronomy found that properly maintained lawns can actually be beneficial to the environment, whether it’s a football field or a homeowner’s backyard.

Redirecting Carbon

The study reviewed different aspects of lawn care and how they affect soil.

“Soil is a non-renewable resource that must be protected,” says lead scientist Quincy Law. “Grasses are able to remove carbon dioxide, a greenhouse gas, from the atmosphere and deposit it into the soil as organic matter.”

In other words, grass makes the air cleaner and the soil healthier.

While lawn mowers do emit carbon dioxide, the work that the grass does (along with improvements in mower efficiency) more than compensates. Especially if you let the grass clippings sit. According to the study, clippings are actually good for lawns, increasing both soil carbon and nitrogen.

Essentially, they’re a natural fertilizer.

But What About Water?

To maintain a healthy, green lawn, additional watering is needed. To save on water and achieve a green lawn that’s, well, “green”, you need a better technology.

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According to the Center for Irrigation Technology (CIT), the IrriGreen Genius™ Irrigation System achieves the same results as traditional sprinkler systems with 40% less water.

A beautiful lawn doesn’t have to come at the cost of our planet’s health or outrageous utility bills. Get IrriGreen today!