Benefits of Turfgrass
With major operations is South Florida and extensive farms and distribution centers throughout Texas, King Ranch Turfgrass is one of the largest turfgrass producers in the United States actively farming over 13,000 gross acres of turfgrass. Through its use of best practices management techniques, King Ranch Turfgrass is as environmentally sensitive as it is agriculturally innovative.
Green is Good
How quality turfgrass benefits the environment
Running environmentally aware operations is of paramount importance to King Ranch Turfgrass. Continuing in the longstanding tradition of King Ranch environmental visionaries like Caesar Kleberg and Alice King Kleberg, King Ranch Turfgrass makes every effort to thoughtfully pursue its agricultural practices in harmony with nature. We thought you might like to know how quality turfgrass positively affects the natural environment, so here are a few fun facts:
Quality turfgrass benefits the urban environment by
- immediately stabilizing the soil where it is planted
- reducing wind and soil erosion, and
- defending against the encroachment of weeds.
- traps rain water and dust
- filters water and toxins, and
- has a cooling effect on the environment while requiring minimal cultivation.
Furthermore, instead of robbing the soil of nutrients, turfgrass actually benefits the soil where it is installed. On a broader scale, planting turfgrass is like planting trees, but turfgrass produces far more oxygen than trees, tying up excess carbon that might be harmful to the natural environment. Although turfgrass takes a little more water to get established than the typical tree, in the long run, well-maintained turfgrass uses far less water than trees.