Where can you find turf grass? Residential lawns, commercial lawns, golf courses, sports fields, parks, cemeteries, roadsides, and, of course, sod farms.
Did you know that there are more than 10,000 types of grass? In addition to turf, grass varieties include rice, wheat, corn, bamboo and sugar cane.
Grass plants are 75 to 80 percent water, by weight. And up to 90 percent of a grass plant’s weight is in its roots.
The roots of a single grass plant can have up to 390 miles of roots.
Just 50 square feet of turf releases enough oxygen to support a family of four.
There are about 46.5 million acres of turf across the United States.
Sod lawns absorb 10 times more water than seeded lawns.
The average golf course absorbs 4 million gallons of water during a 1-inch rainstorm.
Lawns help cool the home; on a hot summer day, they’re up to 30% cooler than an asphalt driveway.
Using turf instead of concrete on medians reduces traffic-related noise pollution by 200 percent.
Grass reduces glare by 20-30 percent.
Turf is the most cost-effective solution to wind and water erosion.
Home lawns trap as much of the estimated 12 million tons of dust and dirt released annually into the U.S. atmosphere.
Home lawns help purify water-entering aquifers because root mass and soil microbes act as a filter to capture and break down many types of pollutants.
More than 90 percent of a typical golf course is comprised of turf grass, a water body or other natural areas that prevent erosion, filter runoff, and provide for cooler temperatures when compared to urban settings.