Healthy lawns are very important to our landscapes, lifestyles and environment.
Lawns are consistently under attack as being a waste of our natural
resources. Well...when managed with care, there are many benefits of
lush green lawns.
A nice green lawn or a dusty, weedy field?
Big Green Environmental Filter
& place for the kids to play
|Dusty, Noxious weed breeding ground|
These pictures were taken from the same spot - I just did a 180 ° - in front of a popular hotel in Clarkston, Washington.
The grassy field is fertilized once a year, weeds are spot sprayed, it is mowed once a week, the grass clippings are recycled and it gets watered as needed. It's an open green space that is aesthetically pleasing. You will find kids playing sports and dogs at play here.
The bare field is a breeding ground for noxious weeds - it is full of puncturevine (a.k.a. goatheads). The puncturevine will not move into the grassy areas where it can't compete with the turfgrass. The field gets mowed once a month to keep the weeds down. It is a very hot and dusty spot in the summer.
wonder how much of that dust ends up in the Clearwater river? Soil
eroded or wind-blown into waters is a big source of phosphorus
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Turfgrass Producers International sums it up perfectly