About TGA WA
The TGA was established in 1992 as an association of turf growers and allied businesses governed by Rules, a Code of Ethics and a Code of Best Practice. The association is active in funding and assisting with research into turf growing and maintenance and members are committed to providing quality products and reliable service. The TGAWA is committed to the vision "Green Space for all, forever".
The TGAWA is an inaugural and committed member of the Green Space Alliance in WA.
The Green Space Alliance (GSA), a group of Western Australian amenity horticulture industry groups and aligned organisations, are working together to promote the benefits of green space in all its forms, including parks and recreational reserves, civic spaces, residential gardens and the urban forest more broadly.
The TGAWA is a Water Corporation Waterwise Partner.
NATURAL TURF - What would we do without it?
Can you imagine life without it? Where would the children play? Where would people walk their dogs? What surface would our cricketers play on? Where would we go to escape the hustle and bustle of city life? More importantly, what would happen to our health and to the environment? Where would we go to relax?
Turf grasses play a critical role in the general health and welfare of our nation and as a result of increasing urbanisation and deforestation; they are becoming more and more important for human health. Turf is not only a major source of beauty and comfort in our lives but also a cleansing answer to our environment.
Lawn is usually the centrepiece of a garden and most people still regard a turfed yard as part of the Australian dream. Lawn assists in turning a house into a home. It not only softens the look of a landscape and increases the beauty of your home but can also increase its value too.
Turf is the perfect environment for people of all ages. No matter the usage; raising a family, walking the dog, having a BBQ, playing professional sport or just having a kick around with friends, there's no better surface. It reduces the incident of personal injuries through its cushioning ability and children in particular are much better protected when playing and falling on grass than any other surface.
Turf improves our quality of life
- Turf improves air quality and helps keep our cities and local environments clean and safe. It's an essential part of a city landscape
- Turf's aesthetic appeal improves our enjoyment of life. Research studies have found that when people live or work close to parks and gardens they are less susceptible to high blood pressure, stress and depression. Psychologically, the colour green makes us feel closer to nature by being beautiful, restful and relaxing
- Lawns and parks provide oases of calm from the stress and trials of daily life
Contributing to a strong economy
Turf is a huge and diverse industry employing directly and indirectly over 400,000 people in farming, landscaping, maintenance, management and design, to name a few.
It's an industry that all Australians benefit from.