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Discover Interesting Facts about Grass

There are many interesting facts about grass that not everyone knows about. For instance, a lawn area of just 50' by 50' releases enough oxygen to meet the needs of a family of four. Not only that, but healthy lawns absorb six times more rainfall than a wheat field and are four times more effective at absorbing rainfall than a hayfield. Other interesting facts about grass include:

  1. Front lawns of just eight average houses have the cooling effect of about 70 tons of air conditioning. By comparison, a central air-conditioning unit for an average home has only a three- to four-ton capacity.
  2. Turfgrass traps much of the estimated 12 million tons of dust and dirt released annually into the atmosphere in the United States.
  3. A Gallup Survey reported that 62% of all homeowners in the United States felt that investments in lawn and landscaping are as good, or better than other home improvements. Proper and well-maintained landscapes and lawns add 15% to a home's value according to buyers.
  4. A beautiful grassy area quickly affects a person's mood. Feelings of serenity, thoughtfulness, privacy, and happiness are enhanced.