National Lawn Care Month

April 6th, 2020 by

April is National Lawn Care Month.  It also heralds the start of spring. This is the time when homeowners move outdoors to enjoy their homes and gardens.

Being outside is great for body and soul.  And, of course, this is an unusual year. For many of us, going outside is a great way to stay sane whilst “homebound”. Research has found that people find stress relief and healing when interacting with nature or even when just viewing nature on a computer screen or through a window.

Every year we observe National Lawn Care Month in April, providing tools for the entire industry to educate consumers about the benefits of a healthy lawn. This year, landscape and lawn care companies and the public are dealing with a much different spring than expected. Now, more than ever, people need to experience the benefits of green spaces, including stress reduction, air purification, and relaxation – and their yards are still a place where they can do that. We encourage you to focus your external messaging on these positive benefits of outdoor spaces.

National Lawn Care Month is sponsored by the National Association of Lawn care Professionals.

Company Communications

Company communications during this time is challenging. The health situation is evolving on a daily basis and we recognize that the health situation, and public sentiment, vary city to city and state to state. If you feel the timing is right in your region, the NALP has provided some new graphic resources that you can use to encourage people to get outside in their yards, get some sun and fresh air, and get back to the basics.

National Lawn Care month is a great reminder for homeowners to get their lawns in shape! As homeowners, we have lots of maintenance to do. We need to get the pest control company out to do a big spring service. I had my well checked and water tested. We scheduled the sprinkler people to visit and redirect all the heads to cover the yard. I need pressure-cleaning and painting.  And, I need new flowers to spruce up my walkways.

For many people, gardening is a great hobby. For people like me, it’s a great idea. I love to start an outdoors project. The truth is, I’m not great at finishing it. Who will install my plants in this year?

I am re-printing a blog from last year.