A good lawn can increase the value of your home up to $75,000.
250 square metres of lawn can absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and release enough oxygen for a family of four.
Turfgrass absorbs heat and breaks up radiant energy. An average size lawn of a house has the cooling effect of about 9 tonnes of air conditioning.
On a hot day, a grass lawn will be at least 15°C cooler than asphalt and 8°C cooler than bare soil. Studies have shown that artifical or synthetic turf is 19°C to 28°C higher in surface temperature than natural turf (Robinson, 1996).
Is cooler and softer to play sport on than artificial turfgrass.
Turfgrass reduces glare and is also effective in reducing noise.
Turfgrass acts as a natural filter by reducing pollution by purifying the water as it passes through the root zone.
Turf is four times more effective than a hay field in controlling erosion.
Sediment losses from turfed areas are 10 times less than from straw covered areas.
Runoff from turfed areas will take at least 28 times longer than the most popular erosion control material.
Turfgrass traps and removes dust and dirt from the air. It is then washed into the soil following irrigation or rain.
Provides a fire break from surrounding infrastructure and trees.
References: Robinson, M. (1996) TU112 Comparison of natural turf and synthetic bowling greens, Horticulture Asutralia Limited Final Rerort, 99. 36.