Lawn care is a growing industry and there are many interesting things about the topic. For example, did you know what Ohio calls the “tree lawn,” the little strip of grass between the sidewalk and road, is known by over 19 other names? Or that 85 million households in the in the US have private lawns? There are a lot of fun facts about lawn care and here at Weed Pro, we picked the top 10 lawn care fun facts to share with you!
- The average homeowner spends 5 to 8.5 days out of each year caring for their lawn. Depending on where they live, they spend about 4 hours a week caring for their lawn; for cooler climates, that’s about 150 hours a year and for warmer climates, that’s about 208 hours a year.
- According to the 2010 National Gardening Association Survey, Americans spend on average $363 per year on their lawn and gardening activities. In the United States, that is equal to approximately $30 million dollars per year. That’s some serious green.
- 1/5 of an acre is the average size of a lawn.
- Out of the approximate 50 million acres in the US, 21 million acres make up our front and back yards.
- 22 million homeowners hire a professional lawn care service for their lawn care needs. For plans and prices, check out our packages page.
- There are about 70 million pounds of fertilizer and 80 million pounds of pesticides applied to our lawns every year.
- Lawns are three times more productive at producing oxygen than trees.
- In Merseyside, Great Britain, there’s a museum dedicated to lawn mowers called the British Lawnmower Museum.
- With a well-designed and properly maintained landscape, turf grass can increase the property value of a home by 15% to 20%
- A grass’s weight is 75% to 80% water.
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