Turfgrass plays an important role in Ohio's economy, environment, communities and more. It's where we live, work and play!
Learn more about the role turfgrass plays in our lives by watching the video, "What is turfgrass," and check out some turfgrass facts below.
Accounts for $4.6 billion to Ohio's economy
Employs more than 40,000 individuals
More than 4 million acres of maintained turfgrass
Helps reduce runoff and erosion
Absorbs carbon dioxide and releases oxygen
Removes pollutants from the air such as smoke and dust
Cools the atmosphere
Provides sanctuary to wildlife
COMMUNITY & HEALTH BENEFITS
Provides green space for families to play and create memories
Can reduce noise by up to 10 decibels
Lawns can increase a home's value by up to 20%
Green spaces reduce stress and improve wellness
Provides recreational space for sports and leisure