Our love affair with lawns

More than 80 million pounds of pesticides , herbicides  and chemical fertilizers are sprayed on grass in the U.S. annually.

The typical homeowner in The Woodlands spends about $363 per year on their lawn and gardens. That amounts to about $12,000,000 per year – a sizeable sum. The amount spent on lawns in the U.S. exceeds $50 billion making lawn care a significant industry.

Gas mowers emit just as much pollution per hour as 11 cars.

A single healthy grass plant has almost 400 miles of roots. That’s about the distance from The Woodlands to San Antonio and back.

A typical lawn will have about six grass plants per square inch. Some lawns may have millions of grass plants.