Sunday, January 31, 2010

First Impressions

“An attractive lawn should be the first consideration in reinforcing curbside appeal”, said Oliva Golden, Executive Director for the Professional Lawn Care Association of Mid America (PLCAMA). “A well maintained lawn provides a showcase for house and all the surrounding landscaping,” she said. “Lawns which are properly fertilized develop a healthy plant system which produces a thick turf. In turn, a dense turf absorbs heat and noise, minimizes dust, and helps control soil erosion.
Additionally, a uniform green lawn conveys a pleasant image and has recreational value”. “Controlling insects and diseases is essential for maintaining a healthy lawn”, said Golden. “Effective weed control reduces the spread of seeds and pollen from noxious lawn weeds. A vigorously growing lawn also helps alleviate airborne pollution. It exchanges oxygen for carbon dioxide through the natural process of photosynthesis”.

1 comment:

Robby said...

We are working on our lawn this spring with the idea of possibly selling our home. Curb appeal goes a long way in simply getting a prospect to stop and look IN your home. I've contacted Pennington's Smart Seed ( about their water saving grass seed so we can at least have a nice lawn and save on watering costs until we decide to move.