The satisfaction of creating beauty within the landscape can be
rewarding for you and the environment. With turf, the rewards are
A well maintained lawn and landscape can enhance the "curb appeal" adding as much as 15 percent to the value of your home.
Today's improved turf varieties are very effective in reducing pollution.
Turf traps and removes dust and dirt from the air. 2,500 square feet of lawn absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, and release enough oxygen for a family of four to breath.
Another benefit that everyone enjoys, usually without notice, is turfs' tremendous cooling effect.
On a hot summer day, lawns will be 30 degrees cooler than asphalt and 14 degrees cooler than bare soil.
Run off water in urban areas carries many pollutants. The front lawns of eight houses have the cooling effect of
about 70 tons of air conditioning. That's amazing when the average home
has an air conditioner with just a three or four ton capacity.
The cooling effect of irrigation turf reduces the amount of fuel that must be burned to provide the electricity which powers the air conditioners.
The clean gentle strength of turf is the most cost-effective method for controlling wind and water erosion. A healthy sodded lawn absorbs rainfall six times more effectively than a wheat field and four times better than a hay field.
Turf acts as a natural fiber, reducing pollution by purifying the water passing through its root zone. A sodded lawn will absorb greater amounts of rain than a seeded lawn; even after three years of growth.
Why turf is cheaper than seed...