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Environmental benefits of healthy lawns

An expanse of lush green lawn next to a residential street.
An attractive and sustainable lawn.

Turfgrass is an important component of urban and rural lawns and landscapes.

A healthy lawn can:

  • Prevent erosion by wind and water
  • Improve flood control
  • Help the breakdown of organic chemicals
  • Reduce noise
  • Provide wildlife habitat
  • Create a cooling effect during warm weather
  • Add visual appeal

Reviewed in 2018

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