Did You Know?

  • Thick turf acts as a fire retardant.
  • Thick turf helps to reduce injuries to children and athletes.
  • Turf moderates the climate, reducing the energy needed to cool homes and business. Eight averaged-sized lawns have the cooling effect of 70 tons of air conditioning! The average home-size air conditioner has just a 3- to 4-ton capacity.
  • A turf area 50 by 50 feet releases enough oxygen to meet the needs of a family of four, while also absorbing smog-produced ozone and sulfur dioxide.
  • Proper and well-maintained lawns and landscaping can add up to 15% to a home’s value. And 62% of all U.S. homeowners believe investing in lawns and landscaping is as good or better an investment as other home improvements.
  • Healthy turf reduces allergic reactions caused by dust and other particles in the air; it’s estimated that turf grasses trap much of the 12 million tons of dust and dirt released each year into the atmosphere.
  • Turf reduces noise levels by as much as 30% and cuts roadside glare.
  • An improperly designed sprinkler system requires more service during the first two seasons than a properly designed system does during its entire life.
  • A backflow prevention device protects your drinking water supply and should be installed on every lawn sprinkler system.
  • An average residential sprinkler installation should take no more than two days.
  • Installing sprinkler heads too far apart makes it impossible to obtain proper overlap and will result in brown spots around the head.