Benefits of Turfgrass

Benefits of Turfgrass

Environmental Benefits

At a time when attention global warming, air pollution and concerns about carbon emissions are making worldwide news; it’s important to take a closer look at turfgrass and the many environmental, health, economic and community benefits it has to offer.

Soil Erosion Control

“Turfgrasses are relatively inexpensive, durable groundcovers that protect our valuable, nonrewable soil resource from water and wind erosion”

Dr. James B.Beard Professor Emeritus Texas A&M University Council of Agricultural Science and Technology Jan. 2006

Storm Water Runoff Reduction, Ground Water Recharge and Soil Restoration

“One of the key mechanisms by which turfgrasses preserve water is their superior capability to trap and hold runoff, which results in more water infiltrating through the soil turfgrass ecosystem.”

Dr. James B.Beard
Professor Emeritus
Texas A&M University
Council of Agricultural Science and Technology
Jan. 2006

Dust & Air Pollution Control

“Turfgrasses trap an estimated 12 million tons of dust and dirt released annually into the atmosphere.”

Dr. Thomas L. Watschke Pennsylvania State University

Oxygen Production

“55 sq. ft. of turfgrass provides enough oxygen for one person for an entire day”

Dr. Thomas L. Watschke Pennsylvania State University

Reduced Pest & Allergy Related Problems

“Exposure to a number of serious human diseases is facilitated by insects….a closely mowed lawn around residences offers a less favorable habitat for unwanted nuisance insects and disease vectors.”

(Cloppton and Gold, 1993)

Improves Property Value, Visual Appeal, Community Pride, Recreation and a Comfortable Living Space.


(source: TPI Turfgrass Producers International)