Grass Roots

Healthy turfgrass has many miles of fibrous roots that hold soil and filter rainwater. (National Arboretum Grass Roots Project) A single grass plant can have more than 300 miles of roots.  The fibrous roots of a lawn may not look like they go very deep into the soil but because they are so thick and have so many fine root hairs they absorb a great deal of water. If all the fine hairs were untangled and put end to end they would stretch for miles. It’s this unique root system that minimizes storm water run off and minimizes erosion.   #LawnCareMonth

The Lawn Institute

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