Turf is not only a major source of beauty and comfort in our lives; it provides us with oxygen, cleans our water supplies, reduces carbon dioxide and cools our surrounds.
Turf has a positive role to play in combating the build-up of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gasses, caused by the burning of fossil fuels and a range of other human activities. In this way, turf can help in the fight against global warming.
TURF REDUCES HEAT
- It makes your surrounding environment cooler and decreases the energy needed to cool your home.
- The temperature on a green lawn in mid summer is: 10°C less than bare soil 20°C less than bitumen, concrete or pebble mulch 40°C less than dry synthetic turf
- One average front lawn has the cooling effect of 8.75 tons of air conditioning, without the accompanying negative effects on the environment. An average home air conditioner only has a 3-4 ton capacity and increases carbon dioxide emissions.
- Grass provides a greater cooling effect than trees and can achieve the same cooling effect as a pool or lake, with 40% less water evaporation.
Every day a 58m2 lawn provides all the oxygen needed by one person for a day!
One acre of grass produces more oxygen per year than one acre of rainforest.