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Oklahoma Lawns in Transition Oklahoma Outside


By Allan Storjohann A


fter two of the most diffi cult summers on record, Oklahomans are re-evaluating their long love affair with their lawns. While it costs hundreds of dollars to keep the lawn looking good, many have been rather disappointed with the results due to the ex- treme drought. Higher price tags for water, fertilizers, weed control and equipment are taking a toll on the family budget and water ra- tioning along with the loss of a number of effective lawn care prod- ucts all add to the frustrations. In addition, in today’s non-stop society, homeowners are looking for ways to reduce the time required to keep the lawn trimmed and cared for. For many years the lawn has been the most enjoyed and protected component of the landscape. The American Lawn Institute has a long list of the benefi ts that the lawn provides. In a now-aged Gallup survey, a representative sampling of U.S. homeowners was asked to identify the most important benefi ts of a residential or commercial property having a well-maintained lawn and landscape (see sidebar to the right).


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SERVING OKLAHOMA FOR 41 YEARS PRE SEASON POOL SALE


PRE-SEASON- POOL SALE! BUY NOW AND SAVE! BUY NOW AND S VE LARGE SELECTION OF POOL PARTS American Lawn Institute ranked the benefi ts of lawns:


1. Beauty and relaxation (54.0%) 2. Refl ects positively on its owner (53.2%) 3. Comfortable place to entertain, work or visit (47.4%) 4. Increased real estate market value (44.1%) 5. Helps to beautify the neighborhood (43.3%) 6. Provides a safe, high-quality play area for children (36.7%) 7. Provides an exercise area for pets (21.3%) 8. Helps to purify the air (19.9%) 9. Helps to cool the air (17.8%) 10. Provides a natural water fi lter to protect water quality and


the environment (13.5%)


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OKLAHOMA CITY NORTH STORE


4831 NW 39th St. 405-787-6502


SOUTH STORE


8501 South I-35 (SE 84th & I-35) 405-634-8774


STORE HOURS: MON-FRI 10-6 • SAT 10-5 • CLOSED SUNDAY MAY 2013 7


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