- 300% more atmospheric carbon sequestration into the soil sink.
- Requiring 40% less cutting (enabling sustainable 40% long-term cost savings)
- Creating carbon credits to off-set against ‘Carbon Footprints’.
- Extrapolating the results of the 1st UK Carbon Audit of a Park, 300,000 Ha of grass would sequester 2m-3m tCO2 eq/yr.
- Harder wearing – enhancement of the amenity. More disease & pest resistant.
- 50% more drought tolerant – improved colour & water quality.
- Contributing to the Sustainable Urban Drainage System (SUDS) agenda by enhancing natural drainage regimes to reduce surface water flooding.
- These deeper rooted grass cultivars improve bank stabilisation.
- Support enormous microbial diversity and biodiversity value of the environment.
- Carbon grass enables improved air quality through atmospheric CO2 scrubbing.
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DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS OF CARBON GRASSES:
“Money is saved because the new verges require less cutting and produce less risings, which means less wear on our mowing machines, less manpower, a reduction on blocked hulleys & the costs associated with clearing up.
More than 95% of the grass needs only 3 or 4 cuts a year as opposed to 7 or 8 previously. We live in an era of ever decreasing budgets so the number of times you can cut the highways is reducing.
By looking at specific cultivars and putting some of the new low maintenance grasses in a place you can not only reduce the number of cuts but also maintain a far better visual effect.
Basically you have to invest short-term to save long-term.”
– Richard Barton, Service Manager for Landscape & Grounds Maintenance, Torbay Council