Turf Benefits

Environmental Advantages

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.

The benefits of turf grass can be summarised as follows:

  • Low cost surfaces
  • Physical health
  • Mental health
  • Safety cushion
  • Spectator entertainmen
  • Playing fields/sport

  • Soil erosion control
  • Dust prevention
  • Rain water entrapment
  • Ground water recharge
  • Solar heat dissipation
  • Glare reduction
  • Chemical/pollutant filtering
  • Air pollution control
  • Fire prevention


Parliament House in Canberra was purposefully designed with turf on the roof for three reasons. Firstly, for people to stand above parliament rather than parliament above the people. Secondly, to help reduce noise. But most importantly, because of its insulating qualities. The turf helps keep Parliament House cooler. When measures were taken on a 330C day, the surface temperature of the adjacent granite paving was 520C and the turf surface was 280C. Temperatures underneath the turfed roof slab were a stable 230C. Imagine the energy bill savings!