Archive for the ‘Landscaping News’ Category

Freshly Cut Grass Relieves Stress

Tuesday, October 27th, 2009

Everyone is familiar with the expression, “Take the time to stop and smell the roses.” As it turns out, you’re better-off stopping to smell the grass. According to a recent study, the smell of freshly cut grass makes people relaxed and happy.


The University of Queensland research revealed that the aroma of grass affects parts of the brain that control an individual’s memory and emotions. Not only does the scent help people relax and make them cheerful, but as a result of these two components, it also slows down the decline in mental ability with age.

The research has resulted in the production of a perfume named Serenascent. It’s said to smell like freshly-cut lawn and is meant to help relieve stress and enhance memory. Dr. Nick Lavidis is credited with developing the idea of the perfume.

He reportedly came up with the idea after a 3-day vacation in Yosemite National Park. Dr. Lavidis says just 3 days surrounded by fresh pines and nature had him feeling like he had been on a 3-month holiday. Years later, when his neighbor commented on the wonderful smell of his recently cut lawn, Dr Lavidis says it all started to click into place. His incredibly refreshed state after his brief vacation in Yosemite sparked his curiosity to investigate what specific element in the environment contributed to feelings of relaxation. After seven years of experiments and trials, Serenascent was invented.

Dr Lavidis worked with pharmacologist Professor Rosemary Einstein to create the pleasant aroma. Currently the scent will be marketed to use as a room-freshener, linen-spray and perfume. However in the future, the scent may be incorporated into other products.

So the next time you’re mowing your lawn from Evergreen Turf, take the time to stop and smell the grass.

How to Hire a Landscaper

Wednesday, June 17th, 2009

Once Evergreen Turf has helped you install your new Arizona sod lawn, you may find yourself thinking – how do I maintain my new lawn? (more…)

Landscaping with your Hardscapes

Thursday, May 28th, 2009

What is a hardscape? A hardscape is anything in your back or front yard that is not a plant. Built-in planters, boulders, fire pits and swimming pools are all examples of hardscapes. These features of your Arizona sod lawn can help you to define your outdoor space for maximum use. (more…)

How to Design your own Landscape

Wednesday, May 6th, 2009

Designing your own yard can be fun but takes a lot of planning. Doing everything from choosing the best type of sod, setting up your irrigation system and following landscaping requirements can seem overwhelming at first. However, there are some guidelines and resources you can use to ensure the process of landscaping your Arizona sod lawn goes smoothly. (more…)

Evergreen Turf Knows How to Improve Curb Appeal with Arizona Sod

Monday, March 23rd, 2009

If you’re trying to sell your house, there are several things you can do to make your home stand out and be the shining star on your block. Your front lawn is a key element to the overall feel of the house. It’s vital that it appeals to potential buyers in such a way that they can visualize their children playing in the yard. This means removing certain personal items such as lawn gnomes and wind chimes from your front lawn. A quick and easy way to instantly improve the curb appeal of your home is to install sod in Arizona. (more…)

Welcome to the Evergreen Turf Sod Blog

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2008

Thank you for visiting our new Sod Blog.

We hope that over time you will find this blog to be a helpful and interesting source of information on turfgrass sod whether you are looking to plant a new lawn or to keep your existing lawn looking beautiful.

Please come back and visit. We promise that it will be worth the trip if we ever figure out how this blogging thing is done!

Thank you for your support and have a great day!