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ENVIRONMENTAL BENEFITS OF TURF

Here's how ohio's 4+ million acres of turfgrass benefit the enviroment:


WATER QUALITY PROTECTION

  • Reduces pollutants leaching through the soil and into the water supply
  • Healthy turfgrass minimizes surface water runoff
  • Turfgrass holds soil in place, keeping sediments and other pollutants out of lakes, streams, storm drains and roads


AIR QUALITY AND CARBON SEQUESTRATION

  • Turfgrass leaves capture carbon dioxide and sequester it into the soil where it remains for decades
  • 2,500 square feet of turfgrass absorbs carbon dioxide and releases enough oxygen for a family of four to breathe
  • Turfgrass helps remove dust, smoke and other pollutants from the air


OTHER COOL BENEFITS

  • On a block of eight average houses, front lawns have the cooling effect of 70 tons of air conditioning
  • Lawns can be 30 degrees cooler than a blacktop driveway and 14 degrees cooler than bare soil
  • Creates habitat for wildlife

Email Us:
info@ohioturfgrass.org
614.285.4683 

Address:
305 W. Nationwide Blvd.
Columbus, Ohio 43215

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