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Commercial Landscaping Fun Facts:
1. About 21 million acres of grass in the United States are in back yards and front lawns.
2. Lawns have actually been proven to be great producers of oxygen; three times more effective than trees. So if you ever need to catch your breath while jogging, go stand on someone’s lawn.
3. The term “landscape” was actually a painting term. So we guess landscapers can refer to themselves as artists?
4. Australia is the landscape capital of the world. They employ more landscapers than any other country and have the most national parks in the world.
5. An hour of weeding burns about 300 calories (equivalent to biking at a steady pace) and an hour of pushing a lawn mower burns about 500 calories (equivalent to playing tennis).
6. The most viewed picture of a landscape in the world is…wait for it… “Bliss,” which is the default Windows® XP background image of a large field.
7. If an A/C unit is shaded by a tree, the unit efficiency can increase up to 10%. Keeping the air conditioner cold makes it work better? How ironic.
8. A landscape’s arrangement doesn’t just make things beautiful; it can affect the environment as well as social behaviors. They’ve always said that beauty is deeper than what we can see.
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