Grasses in the United States trap an estimated 12 million tons of dust and dirt released annually into the atmosphere, keeping our air cleaner.
Grass also takes in carbon dioxide, hydrogen fluoride and peroxyacetyl nitrate the worst group of atmospheric pollutants.
The cooling properties of turf are so effective that temperatures over turfed surfaces on a sunny summer day will be 10-14 degrees cooler than over concrete or asphalt or artificial turf.
Research studies revealed overall temperature of urban areas may be as much as 9 to 12 degrees warmer than that of nearby rural areas.
Grassed slopes beside lowered expressways reduce noise 8-10 decibels.
The biology of turfgrass makes lawns a near ideal medium for the biodegradation of all sorts of environmental contamination.
Turfgrass purifies the water as it leaches through the root zone and down into our underground aquifers.
These filtration properties are also the reason that turfgrass is used to help recycle effluent water.
Oxygen generation by turfgrasses has a major impact in making our environment habitable. A 50’x50’ lawn produces enough oxygen for a family of four.
Each acre of grass produces enough oxygen for 64 people a day.
The grass and trees along our country’s interstate system produce enough oxygen to support 22 million people.