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Bridget K. Behe, Melinda Knuth, Charles R. Hall, Patricia T. Huddleston and R. Thomas Fernandez

brushing teeth), outdoor indirect water use (e.g., watering gardens, lawns, and landscapes) is discretionary. Whereas water for irrigation meets a physical need for plants, the water indirectly meets a psychological need by elevating homeowners’ perceived

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S.M. Scheiber, E.F. Gilman, D.R. Sandrock, M. Paz, C. Wiese and Meghan M. Brennan

Concern among water management officials, researchers, and the public regarding landscape water consumption has escalated as demands on potable water supplies increase in Florida and other populated regions ( Archer, 2002 ; Beeson and Gilman, 1992

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Donita L. Bryan, Michael A. Arnold, Astrid Volder, W. Todd Watson, Leonardo Lombardini, John J. Sloan, Luis A. Valdez-Aguilar and Andrew D. Cartmill

Landscape trees are increasingly being produced using container nursery systems in comparison with traditional field production practices ( U.S. Department of Agriculture, 2007 ). In contrast to traditional field production, container production

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Kimberly A. Moore, Amy L. Shober, Gitta S. Hasing, Christine L. Wiese, Geoffrey C. Denny and Gary W. Knox

the specific N requirements of growing plants ( Line et al., 2002 ). Both homeowners and landscape professionals can contribute to the improvement of water quality by fertilizing landscapes at the minimum required levels for healthy, attractive plants

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Christopher D. Ryan, J. Bryan Unruh, Kevin E. Kenworthy, Alexa J. Lamm, John E. Erickson and Laurie E. Trenholm

group or individual who acts as a source of information or authority regarding landscape practices ( Foucault, 1978 ). Homeowner’s associations (HOAs) and building codes can dictate percentages of turfgrass coverage, forcing homeowners to use the

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Susmitha S. Nambuthiri and Dewayne L. Ingram

The demand for groundcover plants in residential and commercial landscapes is increasing due to several reasons, such as aesthetic appeal of masses of these low-growing plants in small- to medium-sized areas of the landscape, enhanced environmental

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Robert F. Brzuszek, Richard L. Harkess and Eric Stortz

Do landscape architects deserve a generally bad reputation for not knowing enough about the proper selection, placement, and management of plants in their project designs? There is an ongoing debate within the discipline of landscape architecture as

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Derald Harp, Gaye Hammond, David C. Zlesak, Greg Church, Mark Chamblee and Steve George

retain their foliage without fungicides, and some of his cultivars are in the parentage of many of today’s most popular landscape roses ( Bates, 2010 ). For example, Carefree Beauty™ is the most widely sold cultivar, and it is in the pedigrees of the

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Amy L. Shober, Kimberly A. Moore, Gitta S. Hasing, Christine Wiese, Geoffrey C. Denny and Gary W. Knox

The University of Florida-Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF-IFAS) Florida Friendly Landscaping™ Program (FFL) provides general N fertilizer recommendations for ornamental landscape plants that range from 0 to 6 lb/1000 ft 2 of N

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Mack Thetford, Jeffrey G. Norcini, Barry Ballard and James H. Aldrich

demands for native plants in landscapes. Grasses derived from natural populations of Florida may exhibit some degree of tolerance to insects, disease, drought, and other forms of stress common in Floridian landscapes. Evaluation of material selected for