A natural fire break – lawns create a natural buffer zone around your home and therefore acts as a natural fire break.
Air-conditioning – your lawn controls the climate at a ground level cooling temperatures and acting as an external air-conditioner keeping your home cooler.
Air filter – turf traps dust and smoke particles in the air and helps to keep the air around your home cleaner. Lawns also absorb pollutants such as sulphur dioxide and carbon dioxide – reducing your carbon footprint and ensuring the air is fit to breathe. An additional benefit is the oxygen generation of turf – a standard Queensland backyard produces enough oxygen each year for a family of four.
Filter – lawn prevents soil erosion and minimises the soil loss by slowing the flow of water. A dense turf will also filter and clean water as it passes through into underground water supplies.
Flood prevention – lawns will absorb quite a lot of rain and will greatly reduce the possibility of a sudden downpour causing flooding of your home.
While each individual grass plant is small on its own, together as a dense, healthy lawn they offer a great protection from flood and fire while also protecting your home and your air from pollutants, dust and smoke.
For more information on the benefits of lawn and how to care for your lawn be sure to check out the Harden Park Lawns lawn care articles.