A 5,000 square foot lawn produces enough oxygen daily for 18-34 people
A 2,500 square foot lawn can harvest over 1,000 gallons of rainwater before runoff occurs
Lawns support thriving communities of soil arthropods and microorganisms that are vital to soil health and sustainability
Picnics, star gazing and walking barefoot in the grass. Throughout many of life’s moments, lawns have been in the backdrop almost unnoticed, yet an essential element to each instance. They produce fresh oxygen for the air we breathe and cool the environment around our homes and urban centers. They provide a vital habitat for insects, plants and the birds that feed on them, as well as protection from soil erosion and filtering of urban pollutants. Beyond the environmental benefits, lawns offer a safe place for our kids to play and entire families to enjoy, offering a source of pride and value for homeowners.
The Lawn Institute wants to be a part of your journey by providing scientific, fact-based information on the value and management of lawns while at the same time funding academic research to advance the industry. Let’s leverage these delightful moments with the many environmental benefits that lawns contribute to urban and suburban environments worldwide.