A Few Fun Lawn Care Facts – Lawn Mowing Service Centerton Ar
Centerton Lawn care doesn’t have to be serious all of the time – it can be entertaining too! Here are a few facts you can use to dazzle your friends and co-workers, impress your next date, or file away in your mental filing cabinet to use the next time you’re on Jeopardy!
I’ll take “Lawn Care and Maintenance” for $1000, Alan!
How Much Time Do You Spend?
Can you guess the average amount of time homeowners spend per week caring for their Centerton Ar lawn? It may surprise you to know that it’s just four hours a week. That means the average time spent per year on Centerton lawn care is about 208 hours – or about eight days total. Maybe you can challenge yourself this year to see how much you can whittle that down to!
The Very First Lawnmower
Speaking of saving time on lawn care and maintenance, it can be argued that one of the best inventions in last 200 years or so to help save time and sweat is the lawnmower. Up until Edwin Beard Budding invented the first lawnmower in 1830, people used a scythe to cut long grass. They didn’t really have the time or the space to waste on ornamental lawns like we do today – unless you were one of the super wealthy landowners of the time. Sheep took care of some of the grass but hired help was in charge of caring for the turf closest to the home. In fact, lawns way back then were a status symbol because only the really rich could afford to be that frivolous.
If you ever want to find out more about the lawnmower, you can visit a museum dedicated to this piece of time-saving machinery in Merseyside, Great Britain. It’s aptly named the British Lawnmower Museum.
With great grass-cutting power comes great responsibility. Lawnmowers are responsible for about 68,000 injuries a year. This isn’t exactly a “fun” fact, but it’s interesting and useful if you want to keep all your body parts intact. Watch those toes!
How Much Green Grass?
There are about 50 million acres of grass in the United States, and about 21 million of that acreage is dedicated to private lawns. That’s an area larger than the state of South Carolina in private lawns!
Breathe Deep – And Thank Your Lawn
You may have to dedicate time and energy to your lawn, but know that it’s definitely giving back. The average 50-foot by 50-foot lawn produces enough oxygen for the breathing needs of one person every single day. So, your lawn is helping to maintain balance in your own little ecosystem.
Lawns also happen to be three times more efficient than trees at producing oxygen. So, take that, mighty oak!
You Gotta Fertilize
Can you begin to even guess how many pounds of pesticides and chemical fertilizer are used every year in the United States? We use 80 million pounds of pesticides and about 70 million pounds of fertilizer on lawns every single year. That’s a lot, which makes understanding appropriate lawn care practices important. More is definitely not better when it comes to these chemicals – it’s all about how much you actually need and balance!
Who knew lawns could be so interesting? You can thank us later when you win big on Jeopardy.
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