National Lawn Care Month Health Facts from The Grounds Guys®

Seven Ways Lawn Care Can Help the Environment, Promote a Healthy Lifestyle

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Mowing with a push mower is the equivalent of 150 minutes of moderate exercise, or approximately 75 minutes of vigorous physical activity.

Waco, Texas (PRWEB) April 26, 2013

Lawn care isn’t just superficial; it helps the environment and can also promote a healthy lifestyle. For National Lawn Care Month this April, the below facts can help get lawns back in tip-top shape.

  •     Mowing with a push mower is the equivalent of 150 minutes of moderate exercise, or approximately 75 minutes of vigorous physical activity.
  •     An average 150-pound adult can burn about 82 calories while mowing for just 15 minutes.
  •     A small lawn of about 50 square feet releases enough oxygen daily to meet the needs of a family of four for 24 hours, while absorbing carbon dioxide, ozone, hydrogen fluoride and other toxins.
  •     On average, eight front yards have the cooling effect of about 70 tons of air conditioning, while the average home-size central air unit has only a three to four ton capacity.
  •     Lawns help purify water entering underground aquifers because root mass and soil microbes act as a filter to capture and breakdown many types of pollutants.
  •     A buffer zone of grass around homes and buildings will help slow the spread of fire.
  •     Research has shown freshly mowed grass carries three plant compounds that act as stress relievers.

Lawn care doesn’t have to be a chore, but if you don’t have a green thumb, call the professionals at The Grounds Guys® for lawn care needs.


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