Benefits of Turf

  • Is good for mental health.
  • 200 m2 of natural turf provides enough oxygen for 12 to 18 people each day.
  • 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 (up to 3 times) 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.
  • Helps maintain a balanced ecosystem.
  • 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.
  • 1 m2 of natural turf removes 2.5 kg of carbon dioxide (CO2) from the air.
  • Reduces the risk of fires spreading by acting as a fire break from surrounding infrastructure and trees.
  • Further details can be found on Turf Australia's Natural Turf and the Environment YouTube video. 



The benefits of natural turfgrass.