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The Environmental, Community, Health and Economic Benefits of Turfgrass

Posted by: turfadmin
8/3/2009

Environmental Benefits
• Cools the Air
• Produces Oxygen
• Filters Air & Reduces Pollution
• Captures & Suppresses Dust
• Recharges & Filters Groundwater Supply
• Reduces Storm Water Runoff
• Controls Soil Erosion
• Retains and Sequesters Carbon
• Assists Decomposition of Pollutants
• Restores Soil Quality

Community & Human Health Benefits
• Enhances Community Pride & Social Harmony
• Offers a Natural Playing Surface for Recreation
• Provides a Safe Surface & Reduces Injuries
• Promotes Outdoor Activity & Exercise
• Improves Physical & Mental Health
• Relieves Stress
• Lowers Allergy Related Problems
• Dissipates Heat & Cools the Environment
• Reduces Glare
• Diminishes Noise Pollution
• Minimizes Nuisance Pests
• Compliments Overall Landscaping
• Preserves Natural Wildlife Habitat

Economic Benefits
• Increases Property Values
• Reduces Home Cooling Costs
• Provides a Low-Cost Ground Cover
• Serves as a Fire Barrier
• Improves Visibility & Deters Crime
• Boosts Human Productivity

Watch The Lawn Institute's Benefits of Turfgrass Video