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Benefits of Turf
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Turfgrass plays an important role in Ohio's economy, environment, communities and more. It's where we live, work and play!

Learn more about the role turfgrass plays in our lives by watching the video, "What is turfgrass," and check out some turfgrass facts below.

 

 

          
 

ENVIRONMENTAL BENEFITS

Helps reduce runoff, erosion and pollution

Absorbs carbon dioxide and releases oxygen

Cools the atmosphere
(lawns can be 14 to 30 degrees cooler than their surroundings)



 

ECONOMIC BENEFITS

 Accounts for $4.6 billion to Ohio's economy

Employs more than 40,000 individuals

More than 4 million acres of maintained turfgrass
(Soybeans = 4.62 million acres; Corn = 2.96 million acres)

 

COMMUNITY & HEALTH BENEFITS

Provides green space for families to play and create memories

Can reduce noise by up to 10 decibels

Lawns can increase a home's value by up to 20%

Green spaces reduce stress and improve wellness

Provides recreational space for sports and leisure