Environmental Benefits

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.

Other benefits:

  • 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.

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