Did you know?


  • A good lawn can add as much as 15% to the value of a house.
  • A good, fine textured lawn. has at least 10,000 shoots and over 5,000,000km of roots per square metre.
  • Roots make up 90% of the weight of grass plants in the lawn.
  • Turfgrass acts as a natural filter by reducing pollution by purifying the water as it passes through the root zone.
  • 250m² of lawn can absorb CO² from the atmosphere and release enough oxygen for a family of four.
  • Turf is four times more effective than a hay field in controlling erosion.
  • Sediment losses from turfed areas are 10 times less than from straw covered areas.
  • Runoff from Turfed areas will take at least 28 times longer than the most popular erosion control materials.
  • Turfgrass traps and removes dust and dirt from the air.
  • On a hot day, a grass lawn will be at least 15°C cooler than asphalt and 8°C cooler than bare soil.
  • The lawn is also effective in reducing noise. In laboratory studies, turfgrass proved to be more sound absorbent than a heavy carpet or felt pad.
  • An average size lawn of a house has the cooling effect of about 9 tonnes of air conditioning.


Source: ©The State of Queensland, Department of Employment, Economic Development and Innovation, 2011