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2010-10-04 08:20:00

ALBANY, Ore., Oct. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Focused on identifying plants and lawn grasses that thrive on less water, the Turfgrass Water Conservation Alliance (TWCA) today announced it has qualified two dozen varieties of drought-tolerant grasses in time for fall planting season. The non-profit organization, made up of leading researchers and seed producers, is dedicated to the discovery, evaluation and development of environmentally green landscape products that can go weeks without water....

2009-11-04 14:40:22

'Thermal Blue' and 'Dura Blue' hybrids put to the test The transition zone can be one of the most challenging places to maintain high-quality turfgrass; changeable growing conditions in these regions often prove too hot for some grasses and too cold for others. Finding turfgrass that thrives in these challenging environments can be perplexing for turf management professionals and homeowners alike. Now, an answer to this growing dilemma may be found in new breeds of hybrid bluegrasses. Bred...

2009-09-08 08:57:31

Mulched maple and oak leaves reduce dandelions in established Kentucky bluegrass Spring and summer often find homeowners out in their yards, busily attempting to control the onslaught of dandelions in a quest for green, weed-free lawns. Dandelions, broadleaf perennial plants that have a questionable reputation as lawn wreckers, can make even the most patient gardener reach for chemical weed killers to control the onslaught of the ubiquitous weeds. Now, the answer to an environmentally...

2008-06-17 12:00:27

By Carol O'Meara You changed the light bulbs and installed the low-energy appliances; the trash is recycled and you eat local. Now that your home is eco-friendly, turn your attention to the landscape, where what you grow - and mow - may help save the environment. What's that - a lawn is environmentally helpful? How can this be when too much fertilizer and overwatering make turf public enemy No. 1, the exhaust-belching mowers a suburban eco-disaster? But the real culprit is operator error,...


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