Grass in your home makes your life better, physically, spiritually, and psychologically. Here are four reasons why you should cover your yard with grass instead of concrete.
1. It makes surroundings cooler
Why is it that it's much cooler in the province compared to the city? It's because the ground in the province is mostly grass instead of concrete. Concrete has this property called Thermal Mass, wherein it absorbs the heat from its surroundings during warm temperature at daytime, and releases that heat during cold temperature at night. Grass, on the other hand, reduces this heating effect from concrete. It absorbs the heat coming from its surroundings and it releases oxygen that makes the surroundings cooler.
2. It cleans the air
Grass breathes-in carbon dioxide that is harmful for the environment and contributes to global warming. It replaces this carbon dioxide by releasing oxygen that is essential for our health and life in general. More grass means less carbon dioxide and more oxygen, which we need for our brains and lungs to function well.
3. It makes you relax
Studies have shown that seeing grass makes our brains relax and enhances our moods. For thousands of years, human beings were surrounded with trees and grass that serve as their home. Within the last 100 years, we got surrounded by this concrete jungle that makes us feel constrained. This is why our mood lightens up when we see a golf course.
4. It's beautiful
This is the exemption to the saying "beauty is in the eye of the beholder." All human beings are psychologically attracted to grass. It is ingrained in our DNA. Also, green is a very good contrast to the color of the house that is usually white, grey, beige or brown. Its color adds excitement to the boring, repetitive, and flat colors of the house.
These are the reasons why the front yard of BluHomes Breeze, a nature-friendly townhouse development in Amparo Caloocan, is covered with grass. It makes the surroundings cooler, cleans the air, makes us feel relaxed, and makes the house much more beautiful and exciting.