21 Aug Benefits of Turfgrass
Benefits of Turfgrass
Turfgrass is a natural wonder whose many important benefits are often taken for granted. As pollutants in the atmosphere escalate, the attributes of turfgrass increase, also. Here are just a few!
#1. Breathe green! A turfgrass area measuring 2,500 square feet produces enough oxygen for a family of four to breathe. Pollutants such as sulfur dioxide are absorbed by turf.
#2 Smaller footprint…An average healthy lawn captures as much as 300 pounds of carbon a year. Imagine how much a soccer field captures!
#3. Erosion fighter…The fibrous root system of natural grass stabilizes soil, minimizing erosion and the movement of sediment into creeks and rivers.
#4. Quiet time…Natural turf boasts outstanding noise absorption capacity. Simply stated, landscaping effectively reduces noise pollution. Grassed slopes beside lowered expressways reduce noise 8 to 10 decibels.
#5. Let that soak in…Sod absorbs as much as 7 inches of water per hour. Imagine the amount of stormwater/pollution runoff without natural grass. Our roads would also regularly be flooded without the prevalence of natural turf.
#6. Safe!…Lawn barriers help separate vehicular as well as pedestrian traffic. Fire retardation often results from intentionally placed buffer areas of natural grass.
#7. Nature’s air conditioner…Research confirms that climate is controlled at ground level by natural grasses. Turfgrass can cool temperatures significantly.
#8. Magically…Turfgrass purifies the water it leaches through its root zone and down into underground aquifers. There, soil microbes miraculously break down chemicals of all sorts into harmless materials.
#9. Tons of value…Turfgrass traps an estimated 12 million tons of dust and dirt released into the atmosphere annually.
As you can see, the advantages of turfgrass keep growing!