The Costs and Benefits of Turf
It is important to maintain the appearance of your home, business or investment property. Laying turf is an efficient, instant and easy way to improve the visual appeal of the exterior of your property. In comparison to other ground covers and alternative outdoor surfaces (e.g. concrete, paving, artificial turf), lawn is a cost-effective and attractive choice. If you are thinking about laying turf, it is important to consider the costs, environmental impacts and health benefits.
How much does turf cost?
The cost of laying turf is based on the type of grass you choose and the size of the area you are turfing. The amount of preparation your soil requires will also influence the cost. On average, it costs approximately $28 per square meter to have turf laid. However, this price can vary significantly.
As there are many factors that influence how much you will pay to lay turf, it is best to consult directly with a turf supplier. The team at Rivers Edge Turf can supply you with a comprehensive quote today! Contact us to talk to one of our friendly staff about your turfing needs.
To get the best from your investment, it is important to choose a turf variety that is suitable for the conditions – the amount of sun and shade, the condition of the soil, the amount of water the lawn will receive, and the use of the space. Simply choosing the least-expensive turf variety may be more costly in the long-run. The team at Rivers Edge Turf will provide you with comprehensive guidance on the best turf for your circumstance.
The benefits of lawn - to turf or not to turf?
A lawn is not just a source of beauty and colour, but it is also beneficial to our environment. Lawns act to filter pollutants from our water, reduce carbon dioxide and cool our surroundings.
- Grass absorbs carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and efficiently stores it in the soil.
- Grass produces oxygen more efficiently than trees.
- Turf cools your surrounding environment and increases the cooling capacity of your home.
- Turf has a greater cooling effect than trees and can achieve the same level of cooling as a pool or open lake – but with 40% less water evaporation.
- Laying turf will not only replenish the soil and improve it’s quality, but it is the most cost-effective method for controlling wind and water erosion.
- Turf acts as a natural form of pollution control.
Psychological and Health Benefits
A healthy green lawn has a psychological effect on us by making us feel closer to nature. Beauty and nature are an essential part of life, and grasses are an important feature in the landscapes we like to surround ourselves in.
Indeed, a lawn plays a critical role in the general health and wellbeing of our nation. As a result of the increase in urbanisation and deforestation, lawns are becoming increasingly important for human health.
Grass helps reduce noise and heat, improves air quality and provides an ideal surface for recreational activities. Having a lawn in your yard, workplace or in public areas provide numerous health benefits and an oasis of calm from the stress of daily life. Those who are exposed to nature on a daily basis are less likely to have high blood pressure, stress and depression and in turn are more likely to be productive, have greater immunity to diseases and to enjoy better mental health.
Whether you are raising a family, walking your dog, playing sport or just relaxing with your friends - there is no better surface. Due to it's cushioning ability, it is the safest surface for outdoor activities as it reduces personal injury.
Having a well maintained lawn can increase the value of your property by 15 to 20 percent and by adding a beautiful green lawn to your property, you are adding a visually appealing element and improving your home’s overall curb appeal. To see just how a healthy lawn can enhance the appeal of a property, we invite you to view our gallery.
Here at Rivers Edge Turf we are dedicated to providing you with the highest quality service at the most affordable price. Even though the cost of laying turf will depend on the size of the area and your chosen grass variety, our highly trained staff members are here to help you make an informed choice and steer you in the right direction.