Do you love the smell of fresh cut grass?

I think we can all agree that it really starts to smell like Spring and Summer when scents like Fresh Cut Grass start seeping in through your car window or catch your nose as you walk by.  Almost everyone you talk to will tell you that one of their favorite smells is fresh cut grass!  But could the smell of fresh cut grass be more than just an appeal to the nose – could it be that it’s actually good for you?

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A study recently done at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh and the  University of Edinburgh actually suggests that natural and green environments help engage the brain!  So it isn’t at all surprising that in a recent TruGreen Lawn Lifestyles National Survey of America revealed that 79% of homeowners think having a healthy, green space contributes to their home’s overall worth – perhaps they find it as valuable as the next guy?

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The next time you need a some stress recovery from your fast paced lifestyle -the answer may be as close as your backyard!  Don’t have a nice green area in your yard to call your “restorative space” – call a local landscaper or check out some ideas here:  http://landscaping.about.com/od/landscapedesignideas/tp/backyard-landscaping.htm

 

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