With plants of every kind able to convert carbon dioxide in the atmosphere into oxygen, laying a lawn is not only great for the smaller-scale environment of a garden or green space, but the environment as a whole too. Then there’s the fact that you’re providing a habitat for insects and other living things, which can only be a good thing in terms of lessening human impact on our ecosystem. In addition, choosing a lawn over a paved or concreted area will not only create a green – and oxygen-producing – space, but it will aid drainage too, which helps to avoid localised flooding during heavy rain.
We don’t just love green – we do green
At Paynes we take our responsibility to the environment very seriously. We’re always striving to keep our turf production as efficient as possible, and keep our carbon footprint and impact on the environment low. For example, we’ve invested in a new mower which can cut twice as much as our previous mower, so it is much more efficient. It not just halves the number of passes required to mow a given area, but its latest-generation engine is more fuel-efficient than the older model, meaning we’re using less than half the diesel we previously used. Another example is that our turf is watered using a supply from our own reservoir – water that would have very quickly flowed into the river and out to sea on the nearby coast if it had not been collected and used for irrigation first.