Natural Grass cools urban landscapes and produces fresh air to breathe
Natural Grass cools urban landscapes
and produces fresh air to breathe
Natural Grass reduces lower body injuries in athletes
Natural Grass reduces lower body
injuries in athletes
Natural Grass creates a sense of relaxation
Natural Grass creates a sense
TPI’s global membership contributes to economies worldwide
TPI’s global membership contributes
to economies worldwide
Turfgrass is nothing new; it’s been here for millennia. Its original use and ability to support grazing animals has adapted into durable, stress tolerant grasses for urban environments, home lawns and sports fields. Turfgrass complements all ecosystems while creating a habitat in itself for insects, animals and humans to share. From this tradition has grown an industry that protects and promotes natural grass as the undisputed groundcover of choice.
Turfgrass producers are the most devout believers in natural grass. They’re the on-the-ground witness to turfgrass benefits and innovation. They know the facts – like how turfgrass improves air quality, filters water, controls soil erosion, brings life back to damaged soils, moderates temperature and connects us to earth’s living surface.
Education can turn skeptics into advocates. TPI members are advocates for the industry, delivering accurate, fact-based information to customers and consumers, empowering them with the right information to make the right choice, every time.
Why Join TPI?
Turfgrass Producers International has a 51 year history of serving the turfgrass production industry by uniting and representing turfgrass sod and seed producers as well as the many suppliers and manufacturers who are a part of this thriving industry. With members in almost every U.S. State and over 25 countries, we advocate for natural grass worldwide and would love to have you on our team!
Safety & Health
Lower injury rates for athletes. Cooler temperatures. Zero plastic or crumb rubber. As a natural groundcover, turfgrass ensures our bodies are in good hands. Research demonstrates that natural grass prevents injuries while also enhancing our health.
As a living plant, natural grass is part of a thriving environment. Studies show that it improves air quality, controls soil erosion and protects groundwater, all while offering a habitat for many species to enjoy.
Emerging research shows that walking barefoot on grass may have protective effects on human health
Healthy natural grass produces fresh oxygen, captures carbon dioxide, and improves the air we breathe
Natural grass reduces urban heat island effects and can be up to 70o cooler than hardscapes
Natural grass sod is the most effective ground cover for delaying runoff, reducing erosion, and protecting watersheds
Natural grass produces fewer lower body injuries and concussions than synthetic turf
Beneath natural grass is a thriving ecosystem of insects, arthropods, and soil microbes that can restore disturbed soils to native conditions
89% of professional football players think artificial turf leads to more soreness/fatigue and will shorten their career
In a typical urban landscape, natural grass captures 90% of atmospheric carbon dioxide, followed by 9% by trees, and 1% by shrubs