It is commonplace to see lawns, recreational areas and other landscapes dressed in the well-maintained grass. In fact, did you know that turfgrass is the largest agricultural crop in North America? However, popular as they might be, people often take for granted the benefits of planting grass.
The number one benefit of planting grass is, of course, to the environment. Not only does it reduce air pollution by filtering dust and smoke, it also reduces noise pollution by absorbing and deflecting sound vibrations. On top of that, the grass is a cheap way to prevent soil erosion and improve water quality.
Grass is a natural air-conditioner as well. It can also reduce the impact when someone falls to the ground. These cooling and cushioning effects make the grass a must-have for recreational areas and sports fields.
A well-maintained lawn is a good investment, too. In fact, a well-maintained landscape or lawn can increase the value of your home by up to 20 percent. Plus, a property can sell faster with a beautiful lawn.
Also, have you ever noticed how a lot of people like using landscapes and gardens as their wallpaper or screensaver? This is because gardens have significant health benefits. Grassy areas give us a therapeutic effect that gives us a sense of peacefulness.
After hearing all these, you’re probably wondering how to plant grass, right? Well, there are various types of grass. When picking which one to plant, you need to consider your soil type since some grasses grow better on certain types of soil. You’ll also have to take into account whether the grass will be in a shady area or under the full sun. Grasses have different mowing heights as well.
Now, it might seem that planting grass is quite complicated. But, really, the grass is cheap and low-maintenance once you know what to do. To help you get started, here is a colorful infographic that will let you know which grass types are best planted during the warm and cool seasons.