NHLA, NALP partner for Lawn Care Month

April 4, 2017 -  By

NHLAThe National Hispanic Landscape Alliance (NHLA) is supporting the National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP) in dedicating April as National Lawn Care Month.

The information campaign, which includes downloadable resources, is designed to educate the public on “how turfgrass positively contributes to the environment, their health and their wallets.”

“We encourage all landscape industry professionals to join us in highlighting not only how their work contributes to how great their customers’ properties look, but also how those properties contribute to the environment and to human health,” said Ralph Egües, executive director of NHLA. “Studies have shown that most Americans aren’t aware of the many environmental and human health benefits of turf grass use including oxygen production, carbon sequestration, noise mitigation, ambient cooling and control and filtration of storm water runoff.”

The initiative is also designed to help landscape professionals educate their clients on the benefits of turfgrass and lawn care.

According to a recent online consumer survey conducted by NALP, 78 percent of adult respondents reported having a home with a lawn and/or landscaping and 69 percent indicated that their lawns could be improved. Only 44 percent of those responding to the survey reported hiring professionals to perform landscaping services.

“Most also are not aware of the many varieties of turfgrasses which are bred for specific uses and a wide range of climatic conditions such as high use sports fields and locations that experience long periods of heavy or little rain fall,” said Egües. “National Lawn Care Month is a great time to raise public awareness.”

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