Economic Benefits

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While many simply consider grass to be an aesthetically pleasing feature for the outside of their home or business, it actually improves our quality of life by providing a wide range of environmental, economic, and human health benefits. We hope the content of this section helps you see your lawn as much more than just a pretty place.

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There are more than 50 million acres of turfgrass in the United States with an estimated annual value of $40 billon. The annual value of turfgrass is greater than the value of America's corn and soybean crops combined. The National Turfgrass Research Initiative is working to get the USDA Agricultural Research Service to make this a focus area of new research.