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replacement of evapotranspiration as a means of water conservation: Determining crop coefficient of turfgrasses, p. 357–364. In: F. Lemaire (ed.). Proc. 5th Intl. Turfgrass Res. Conf., Avignon, France, July 1985. INRA Publ., Versailles, France Mittlesteadt, T

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not be readily available. Water conservation potential of the groundcover species. In this study, groundcover Rhagodia and Eriogonum showed the highest potential for performing well under limited water application. Rhagodia and Eriogonum

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reduced need for inputs; and at the community level, such as increased public value for water and air quality protection, water conservation, and protection of biodiversity ( Cameron et al., 2012 ; Hall et al., 2017 ; Pataki et al., 2011 ). However

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Water conservation efforts have recently intensified in the arid Southwest as a result of increases in urbanization and local drought conditions, which have resulted in reduced amounts of water available for irrigating turfgrass ( Ervin and Koski

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As water availability for turfgrass irrigation has become increasingly limited, improving water conservation has become an important objective in turfgrass management. Most research focused on turfgrass water use has been conducted in arid regions

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windows during water conservation periods. Thus, it has become increasingly important to examine cultural strategies for maximizing success during the early establishment period. A key component for long-term drought resistance in turfgrass is the

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ecosystem services provided by green roofs in urban areas such as improved stormwater management ( Fioretti et al., 2010 ; Nagase and Dunnett, 2012 ), thermal insulation and energy conservation ( Jaffal et al., 2012 ), reduction of the urban heat island

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objectives. For moisture determination, ≈10 g of wet soil was weighed, dried at 100 °C, and weighed again. Gravimetric water content (GWC) was calculated as follows: For inorganic N determination, 10 g of dry soil was extracted in 50 mL of 1M KCl following

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landmass than any other climate grouping; yet, we have very little information about proper water management for green roofs under these conditions. Despite its rainy reputation, the Pacific northwestern United States is dry through most of the summer. For

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-long weed suppression ( Martin-Closas et al., 2008 ; Miles et al., 2012 ; Moreno and Moreno, 2008 ; Ngouajio et al., 2008 ; Waterer, 2010 ). Despite the potential shortcomings in season-long durability, fruit and vegetable crop yield is often similar

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