The benefits of the grass beneath our feet

by | Jun 8, 2023 | Health and Wellness

While many of us enjoy the esthetic beauty of a well-maintained lawn, sports field or golf fairway, they may not realize that there are environmental benefits of turfgrass. Next time you’re playing a game of soccer, strolling through the golf course or taking in the smell of freshly cut grass in your neighbourhood, think about the power of healthy grass, which includes:

 

  • Reducing the speed and force of flowing water runoff
  • Preventing erosion by forming fibrous root systems
  • Serving as a barrier to fire damage
  • Reducing injuries on sports fields
  • Reducing pollen production by preventing the growth of weeds and helps keep allergies in check
  • Has a cooling effect that lowers air temperature around turfgrass
  • Releasing oxygen (e.g. a 15 metre x 15 metre lawn produces enough air to support four people for a year)
  • Sequestering carbon (e.g. a hectare of golf course turf is capable of sequestering one tonne of carbon into the soil per year for 30 years).

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