Environmental Benefits

Did you know there are many environmental benefits to installing turf in your garden? In addition to adding colour and comfort to your yard, lawn can also cool your home and help reduce your carbon footprint. Read our facts about the environmental benefits of turf below.

  1. Five square meters of turf lawn provides all the oxygen needed by a single person each day – meaning the average back yard produces enough oxygen for a family of four
  2. Turf provides a natural carbon sink for carbon dioxide – it takes carbon out of the atmosphere and stores it in the soil
  3. Winter is the perfect time to install turf, it prepares your home for a cooler mid-summer, creating an environment that is:
    • 10oC less than bare soil
    • 20oC less than asphalt, concrete or pebble mulch
    • 40oC less than dry synthetic turf
  4. Grass creates a greater cooling effect than trees and can achieve the same benefits as an open water pool or lake but is 40% less wasteful in water evaporation
  5. Turf is the most effective method for controlling wind and water erosion and binds the soil much more effectively than either atificial turf or mulch
  6. Turf prevents soil erosion while filtering runoff water and traps pollutants before they get to our rivers and streams destroying natural vegetation and fragile ecosystems
  7. Turf has the effect of 9 tonnes of air-conditioning. An impressive figure when you consider the average home air-conditioner, which has a 3-4 tonnes capacity, increasees carbon dioxide emissions (this means the average lawn produces enough air-conditioning effect for 2 houses)
  8. Mature grass swards use less water than mature trees and shrubs
  9. Turf has been found to help in the protection of homes from bushfires and reduces the incidence of pests and dangerous animals such as rats and snakes
  10. By absorbing ambient noise, turf makes surrounding areas, homes and cities quieter and more peaceful
  11. If cared for, Turf does not need to be replaced like synthetic turf. Studies have now proven synthetic turf contains unacceptable levels of lead used in the colouring process which are often 10 times the recommended amount
  12. Turf does not need potable water, it can use home grey water or tank water and survive on less water than you may think
  13. When used in open greenspaces Turf allows for healthy communities and helps tackle health problems such as obesity