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    The Surprising Effects of Professional Lawn Care on YOUR Health!

    Shaun Kanary
    Posted by: Shaun Kanary on February 10, 2012

    couple enjoying lawn careOver the past few blogs, we have discussed the environmental benefits of professional lawn care, but many people are surprised that it can positively affect your physical and mental well-being. 

    Many of our favorite sports are played on turfgrass.  Football, soccer, baseball, golf, tennis, and many more sports are often played on a natural turfgrass surface.  These sports can be both a form of exercise for you and your family, or a form of entertainment.  Could you imagine playing football on concrete? Or maybe watching baseball in a forest?  Of course these other surfaces have their place in the world, but because our favorite sports are played on a lush turf surface, they become fun to watch or play.

    If you are not a sports enthusiast, professional lawn care services can provide that perfect oasis for mental and physical benefits for you too!  A stroll through your lawn on a nice spring afternoon is good for your mind and your health.

    Lawns also have a certain “zen” to them.  When combined with a lush garden, your lawn can provide a space to just sit, and relax.  Close your eyes and listen to the birds and other sounds of nature.  Relax on that lawn with friends and family.  Soft, safe surfaces create a state of mental relaxation. 

    Author: Andrew Muntz received his Master’s of Science in Turfgrass science and his Bachelors of Science in Landscape Horticulture at The Ohio State University, Columbus OH.  


    Shaun Kanary

    Shaun has been a part of the Green Industry for the past 15 years. As the Director of Marketing for Weed Pro, a Cleveland and Columbus Fertilizing Company, Shaun is a regular contributor to the Weed Pro Blog, and other industry magazines and blogs.

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