Denver, CO – – – With warmer weather, more people are interested in getting out in their yards and sprucing up their properties. For many it’s simply a chance to get outside. However, educated homeowners know that the work they put in today is an investment for the future.
Numerous studies over the years indicate that homes with healthy lawns have higher property values than those without, and that homes without lawns tend to have higher air-conditioning needs, as heat is dissipated by healthy lawns. This has remained true throughout the recent economic recession.
Understanding the actual water needs of your landscape is critical to making informed decisions about what types of plants, including grass, to include. For years the myth that grass wastes water has been proliferated in an attempt to limit what so many desire. However, the truth is that grass doesn’t waste water, people do. “When people become informed concerning the actual water needs of their lawn, they are surprised. Most people over water their lawns,” says Ed Markham, President of the Rocky Mountain Sod Growers Association (RMSG).
“I encourage everyone to consider their landscape as an asset,” Markham adds. “Increase your property value by ensuring that inefficient or broken sprinkler systems are addressed. Plan for grass around your home to decrease the heat during summer, thus keeping air conditioning down. Become more educated concerning the different varieties of grass, their water needs and how they perform in different settings.”
For additional information, please contact a Rocky Mountain Sod Grower member – the experts in sod care and installation by visiting www.sod-growers.com
Keep your lawn healthy – its money in your pocket.