Benefits

NATURAL TURF – WHAT WOULD WE DO WITHOUT IT?

Can you imagine life without it? Where would the children play? Where would people walk their dogs? What surface would our cricketers play on? Where would we go to escape the hustle and bustle of city life? More importantly, what would happen to our health and to the environment? Where would we go to relax?

Turf grasses play a critical role in the general health and welfare of our nation and as a result of increasing urbanisation and deforestation; they are becoming more and more important for human health. Turf is not only a major source of beauty and comfort in our lives but also a cleansing answer to our environment.

Lawn is usually the centrepiece of a garden and most people still regard a turfed yard as part of the Australian dream. Lawn assists in turning a house into a home. It not only softens the look of a landscape and increases the beauty of your home but can also increase its value too.

Turf is the perfect environment for people of all ages. No matter the usage; raising a family, walking the dog, having a BBQ, playing professional sport or just having a kick around with friends, there’s no better surface. It reduces the incident of personal injuries through its cushioning ability and children in particular are much better protected when playing and falling on grass than any other surface.

Heat Mitigation of Living Turf

“Why does heat in our cities matter? Urban heat has a major impact on how people live in our cities, with extreme heat killing more people than any other natural hazard. It also reduces the overall health and well being of the community and makes our economy less productive. Cities around Australia have developed heat islands as they have changed from natural to built landscapes, replacing cooler green open spaces and trees with constructed materials that retain heat. Understanding how heat islands develop and how to cool cities can be done by knowing how different land surfaces types heat up during summer. This is especially important as our cities become hotter over the coming decades in response to climate change.”

Turf improves our quality of life

  • Turf improves air quality and helps keep our cities and local environments clean and safe. It’s an essential part of a city landscape 
  • Turf’s aesthetic appeal improves our enjoyment of life. Research studies have found that when people live or work close to parks and gardens they are less susceptible to high blood pressure, stress and depression. Psychologically, the colour green makes us feel closer to nature by being beautiful, restful and relaxing
  • Lawns and parks provide oases of calm from the stress and trials of daily life

Contributing to a strong economy

Turf is a huge and diverse industry employing directly and indirectly over 400,000 people in farming, landscaping, maintenance, management and design, to name a few.

Mental and Physical Health Benefits Environmental Sustainability Affordability
  • More oxygen output than trees
  • Standard garden provides enough oxygen to feed a family.
  • Safe and positive playing area for children
  • Helps children with attention-deficit/hyperactive disorder
  • Gardening as a therapeutic, healthy past time
  • Keeps aged/disabled mobile on soft ground
  • Community appeal – increased safety, lower crime, neighbours can socialise
  • Plants lower blood pressure, reduce muscle tension, improve attention, reduce anger
  • Helps sick patients to recover more quickly
  • Employers with view of lawns have more stress, fewer headaches, increased work productivity
  • Place for recreation and encouraging activity
  • Safe cushioning for outdoor games, sport
  • Natural, no chemicals
  • No landfill
  • Cools the environment - 30 degrees cooler than asphalt, 14 degrees cooler than bare soil
  • Natural air conditioning
  • Provides an environment for wildlife, pets
  • Absorbs carbon dioxide and sulphur dioxide
  • Helps counter the greenhouse effect
    Traps dust, dirt and smoke released into the atmosphere keeping air cleaner
  • Reduces pollution and runoff to avoid flooding
  • Helps with absorbing noise and noise pollution in urban areas
  • Fibrous root system contributes to soil restoration and diminish soil erosion
  • Fire retardation by buffer areas reducing bushfires
  • Acts as barrier for chemicals entering soil
  • Long term cost savings
  • Cheaper than other ground covers
  • Turf is sold directly from grower to customer, no middle man costs
  • Easy and affordable to maintain
  • Adds to the look and feel of the property
  • Increases the re-sale value of a property
  • Cost effective way to increase resale value
  • With care, grass can last for a lifetime
  • Cleans up blood, bacteria from sport usage and general outdoor entertaining
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