Sir Walter is the perfect green choice:
- A major source of beauty and comfort in our lives.
- It absorbs carbon dioxide.
- Produces oxygen.
- Acts as a filter for our waterways.
- Cools the area around our homes.
Turf has a positive role to play in combating the build up of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases:
- It sequesters carbon from the atmosphere and stores it in the soil.
- It has a greater flexibility to do this than trees.
- Turf can also produce oxygen more efficiently.
- Studies have shown that grasses keep sequestering carbon even at high levels of carbon dioxide unlike trees that shut down when overloaded.
Sir Walter greatly reduces heat:
- The temperature of a Sir Walter lawn in midsummer is 10 degrees less than bare soil.
- 20 degrees less than asphalt concrete or pebble mulch.
- 40 degrees less than dry synthetic turfs.
- An average front lawn has the cooling effect of 8.75 tonnes of air conditioning without the accompanying negative effects on the environment.
- There are a huge number of good bacteria and fungi in every lawn that can break down any organic pollutant.
- Grass provides a greater cooling effect than trees and can achieve the same as an open water pool or lake but is 40% less wasteful in water evaporation.
- A healthy lawn around your home, if you live in a bushfire region, helps reduce the risk of bushfire damage.
- Turf is a natural breeding ground for certain animals and insects that play a vital role in maintaining a balanced eco system.
- It helps create a safer environment by restricting around the home the sort of vegetation where you might find snakes and rodents.