Lawns, landscapes and plants are beautiful—they’re also important for preserving nature and protecting our natural resources. Learn more about the good they do below.
From preventing soil erosion to increasing rain absorption, grassy spaces and healthy lawns benefit the environment. Here’s what you can do to help.
Grass plants remove carbon dioxide and other pollutants from the air.
Lawns are 2,000 times more effective at preventing erosion than bare soil.
Grass is a great groundcover and is terrific at absorbing water and runoff.
Strong, responsibly cared-for lawns make the
environment cooler, cleaner, safer.
Degrees by which a lawn cools the air over a paved space
Percent of urban environments with impervious surfaces (roads, rooftops, parking lots) that cannot absorb and filter rainfall
Percent of homeowners that do not feed their lawn, meaning their grass is weak and not trapping much-needed nutrients
Millions of acres of lawns in the
Gallons of rain that a healthy lawn can capture in a single average rainfall event
Visit our FAQ page for answers to commonly asked questions about eco-friendly lawn care and water pollution prevention.