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”.