Why Is Lawn Maintenance Important?

There’s something about the scent of freshly cut grass on a warm summer day…

The soft wrrr of the lawn mower in the background as children play in their yard…

Older kids kicking around a soccer ball barefoot on the cushioned turf and a neighbour relaxing on her front yard with a good book.

While aesthetically, a well-maintained lawn enhances the look of your home, increases curb appeal and compliments a beautifully designed landscape. Across the world, lawns have a deep-rooted history in contributing to the health of communities and strengthening social harmony by providing a place for families to gather.

With over 20 years of experience in the industry, Soares Landscaping can attest that a healthy lawn is often overlooked as a factor that benefits the environment and improves a family’s quality of life.

The importance of maintaining your lawn is not solely for the purpose of keeping it beautiful. To help homeowners understand the benefits of a healthy lawn, we’ve outlined our top 3 reasons why lawn maintenance is fundamental to you, your family, and the community as a whole.

1. Benefits The Environment And The Neighbourhood

A healthy turf traps pollutants and absorbs carbon dioxide gases to generate fresh oxygen, improving the air quality of the area and making it easier for people to breathe. The grass ecosystem lends to a quieter neighbourhood by acting as a natural filter to reduce noise in most suburban areas and even in some urban environments.

A lawn with a root system provides excellent soil erosion control and naturally purifies groundwater. A well-maintained lawn also provides flood control and reduces the risk of water damage to your property.

Tip: We recommend avoiding cutting grass too short. Overtime, a scalped lawn develops a poor root system and exposes soil, which is one of the main contributors to weed growth.

2. Contributes To The Overall Wellbeing Of Your Family

After a long day of work and school, you and your family deserve a better way to unwind. A properly maintained lawn and a quality landscape design provides your family an outdoor space to utilize where you can play and relax. An outdoor living space is proven to enrich households by relieving stress, improving work/life balance, and increasing your energy.

To learn more about the physical and mental health benefits of a beautiful landscape, read our entry ‘Can Home Improvements Enhance Your Life?

3. Reduces Your Energy Bill

A conditioned lawn brings urban heat dissipation and cools your yard, resulting in better temperature moderation. This can result in a decrease in your energy bill during hot summer months where most households run their air conditioning continuously.

Tip: During a hot and dry summer, allow grass to grow longer. Tall grass locks in moisture, withstands drought better, and shades the soil to prevent weed from growing.

Start With What You Can

One of the biggest constraints that people have about proper lawn maintenance is that it’s time-consuming and labour-intensive. Experts at Soares Landscaping tailors their designs to your family’s unique needs, including offering low-maintenance solutions to beautify your yard without the extensive work.

A healthy lawn combined with a beautiful landscape leads to a healthy community overall, so it’s worth making sure that both are done properly. Poor care and consistent mistakes can lead to extensive damage that is more costly to fix overtime.

For expert lawn care and landscape services in these areas, book a consultation with Soares Landscaping. Our main priority is to ensure that you and your family have a beautiful space to connect and create lasting experiences. Whether you're in Kitchener, Waterloo, Guelph, or Cambridge, our team is dedicated to providing top-notch landscaping solutions tailored to your needs