If you have never thought of yourself as having a green thumb, you might not worry too much about landscaping and lawn care. However, taking care of your lawn is about a lot more than trying to outdo your neighbors. There are some real advantages to putting a little thought and effort into your lawn care routine. Here are just a few reasons why you should worry about lawn care:

Less Erosion

Wind, water, and all sorts of weather can cause erosion. Your nutrient-rich topsoil could end up being washed away, which will leave you with a dirt yard that makes it difficult to grow just about anything. A lawn is a simple way to stabilize your landscape and protect important nutrients.

Flood Control

Severe weather is becoming a more common occurrence across the country and in some regions that can mean significant rain and flooding. This can cause water to pool in and around your home and attack your foundation. A healthy lawn can help improve flood control efforts and disperse water more effectively.

Curb Appeal

Even if you don’t have strong feelings about having a lush and healthy lawn, it will be an important factor when you go to sell your home. First impressions are important and adding some green and curb appeal can help you sell faster and for a better price. 

Noise Reduction

If you live on a busy street with lots of car and foot traffic, having a lawn can actually help dampen the sounds and help you enjoy a more peaceful home. 

Cooler Temperatures

North Carolina summers can be brutal. A shaded yard with some healthy grass can provide some much welcomed relief and lower temperatures by 7-14 degrees. Not only will you and your family be more comfortable, you could save on air conditioning costs.

The benefits of having a lawn continue throughout the year and make it well worth a little effort. If you still don’t want to have to deal with lawn care and maintenance, you can always call the professionals at JT’s Landscaping. We can do all the dirty work so that you can enjoy a lush and beautiful lawn.