Lawns also provide a wealth of benefits and solutions to community spaces such as sporting fields, parks, schools, day care centres and of course, playgrounds.
For play grounds a lawn variety that requires a low amount of maintenance, good for wear and tear and is self-repairing is ideal. For these reasons, we recommend Nullarbor Couch or Platinum Zoysia.
- Hard wearing suitable for play grounds & schools.
- Drought tolerant.
- Fine leaf texture.
- Likes to be mown very short.
- Cost effective for large areas.
- Excellent chemical tolerance.
- Hard wearing – so suitable to high traffic areas.
Some benefits of using lawn for playgrounds includes:
Climate Control – lawns serve as nature’s air conditioner. The turf on eight average sized front lawns has the cooling effect of 70 tonnes of air conditioning and that’s enough for 16 average homes.
Erosion Control – turf offers an efficient and inexpensive form of erosion control by intercepting rain before it disturbs the soil. It also promotes water percolation rather than runoff, reducing the loss of fertile soil and the amount of water and pollutants reaching storm water drains.
Filter – Grass traps smoke and dust particles from the air and works as a filter. This is particularly useful in urban areas where the dust from cars and trucks is trapped and washed down into the soil.
Environmental Benefits – Lawns capture and use greenhouse gases, counteracting climate change. Turf plants trap air pollution and generate much of our oxygen – a lawn only 15m x 15m will produce enough oxygen for a family of four to breathe for an entire year so just imagine what a sporting field can produce. It also acts as a barrier against chemicals entering the soil profile, while the natural shedding of turf stems and leaves, as well as mowing clippings, contribute valuable organic mulch to the soil over the life of the lawn.
Social Benefits – A well-maintained lawn encourages outdoor exercise and relaxation. Lawns promote the therapeutic benefits of green spaces – a proven technique for rehabilitation.
Rubbish Reducer – Garbage is less likely to be left behind or thrown on a well-maintained lawn.
Noise Reducer – Lawns can decrease noise by 8 -10 decibels, making it particularly important in urban and highly built up areas.
Injury Prevention – Turf helps to absorb physical impact and reduces injuries. It is safer than concrete, bare soil or artificial grass by providing both traction and cushioning benefits.
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