At Greendale Turf Supplies, we’re passionate about turf and think it’s a wonderful way to achieve the garden of your dreams. It’s not often talked about, and many people assume turf is boring, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. There are a number of interesting facts about turf that’ll completely transform how you see humble grass.
Just 1 square metre of turf will contain anywhere between 150,000 and 200,000 blades of grass.
An important source of oxygen
After trees and algae, grass is the most important source of oxygen in the world, and an acre of turf will produce more oxygen than an acre of rainforest.
Breathe in some fresh air
A 50ft X 50ft area of turf is sufficient to keep on providing enough oxygen for a family of four, and an acre of turf produces enough oxygen for 64 people every day.
The grass is green(er)!
Hundreds of pounds of fossil fuel air pollutants are absorbed by every acre of turf, helping to offset our carbon footprint and make the planet just that little bit greener. Additionally, the net carbon intake of a well cared for lawn is between 5 and 7 times greater than the carbon output as a result from mowing it.
A source of clean water
The root mass and microbes of turf help it to purify water by capturing and breaking down pollutants and filtering it all out of the water. This massive root network also prevents soil erosion and absorbs noise pollution.
Forget about the air conditioning
Turf is brilliant at having a cooling effect especially on a hot day- turf is generally 10-14 degrees cooler than tarmac and other hot surfaces in hot weather. Perfect for picnics and lazy days in the sun!
The team at Greendale Turf Supplies are on hand to help you achieve the lawn of your dreams. With turf to suit every budget and high-quality top soil, you’ll soon have a lush, green lawn. Simply give us a call on 07791 525480 or fill in our online form.