Eco-Green Sustainable Landscapes
Imagine a natural resource, one that is so precious that people—or,
for that matter, any living thing—literally can’t live without it. One
that is so coveted that, at times, wars have been fought over it.
As spring approaches, it's never too early to start thinking about
rejuvenating lawns and getting then ready for the summer. Lawns are
classified as being either cool season or warm season, depending on the
turf species. Understanding which types of lawns you service, and your
location, will dictate the type and timing of cultural practices you
implement. Below are general recommendations for managing both cool
season and warm season lawns this spring.
It’s happening all over
the country. Watering
restrictions are showing
up everywhere—not only
in arid climates but also in
places where, only a short
time ago, water was considered
a low-cost, free-flowing
If you haven’t taken a look at synthetic
turf in many years, look again.
You’re in for a surprise. The tacky, plastic-
looking and uncomfortable surfaces
that we used to see have been
replaced with surprisingly soft materials
that often cannot be distinguished
from grass on first sight.
As energy costs go up, so does our concern over how to
conserve. Among these concerns is our water supply. It
seems like more and more municipalities are placing
restrictions on the amount of water we can use. Some
homeowner groups are thinking of posting bulletins to
inform its neighborhood residents that they can only
water their lawns on certain days of the week for limited
amounts of time, but that’s just one option.
WATER, WATER EVERYWHERE—It might seem that way, since much of our earth is covered in water, but we all know that water is an exhaustible resource and we must do our part to conserve.