FACT: Your Yard Can Fight Climate Change
Your yard is a great place to relax. But did you know that it is so much more? The trees, grass, plants, and flowers in your yard, local parks, and ballfields play an important role in fighting climate change.
Climate change is causing unpredictable weather: The earth is warming because there is too much carbon in the atmosphere. The easiest way to sequester the carbon is through the photosynthesis of trees, grasses, and plants. Your lawn, trees and plants also produce oxygen and help save energy at the same time.
Help your yard become a climate change fighter:
Ensure that your lawn is healthy | Turfgrass is excellent at capturing carbon and turning it into organic matter that improves soil quality. Keep your lawn healthy to capture more carbon and filter stormwater. If you aren’t sure how to improve your soil condition or build stronger turfgrass, Carrington’s lawn care professionals offer a variety of effective, turf-strengthening plans.
Add more trees and shrubs | When you have more trees, plants, and shrubs in your yard, they not only sequester more carbon, but they also produce oxygen and clean and filter the air you breathe.
Plant trees in the right spots | By planting trees and screening shrubs that help block the prevailing winds, you’ll reduce the impact of the wind on your house, keeping it warmer in winter. Strategically planting shade trees can also cool your home in the summer.
Make the right plant choices | By choosing plants adapted to your particular climate zone and planting them in their ideal growing conditions (full sun, shade, or partial shade), they will thrive and use less water to maintain.
Have the right lawn care professional in your corner | Not all lawn care professionals are created equal. Carrington’s team of experts has decades of combined experience: we painstakingly research the latest in lawn care advancements and always aim to be good stewards of our environment. Click HERE for more information on our lawn care programs, or fill out the form below for a speedy estimate!