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Markets are rarely homogeneous, and market segmentation can be a viable means of efficiently and profitably reaching different consumer groups. This is true for many products, including ornamental landscape plants. Although the reasons for

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Since 2,4-D was discovered in the 1940s, development and use of herbicides has continually increased ( Timmons, 2005 ). Use of herbicides in residential landscapes is also increasing. From 1994 to 2007, there has been a 60% increase in sales of

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the formation of trihalomethanes if the surface water is removed and chlorinated for drinking water supply ( Siddiqui et al., 1997 ). Effective landscape management practices in urban landscapes must include an awareness of nutrient removal from soil

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chemical-intensive landscaping in public areas ( Beyond Pesticides, 2010 ). IPM practices and policies have been adopted in publicly managed green spaces throughout the United States. In Mar. 1999, Carrboro, NC, adopted an IPM program for all publically

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will be insufficient by the year 2050 in Texas ( TWDB, 2003 ). Currently, 7.8 billion gallons, or ≈30% of all potable water, is used outdoors ( U.S. Geologic Survey, 2006 ) primarily for landscape irrigation ( Kjelgren et al., 2000 ; Vickers, 2001

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Palms are arborescent monocotyledons that do not usually branch along their stem. Consequently, pruning landscape palms is essentially the removal of inflorescences and leaves from the lower portion of the canopy or, in the case of multiple trunked

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Mulches are used to moderate soil moisture and temperature, suppress weed growth, and maintain aesthetic appeal in the landscape ( Chalker-Scott 2007 ; Cregg and Schutzki 2009 ; Duryea et al. 1999 ). Benefits of mulch vary based on material type

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indicates that climate-related differences in outdoor water use contribute significantly to the high water use in arid western states ( Emrath, 2000 ). Landscape irrigation contributes to most of southern Nevada's consumptive water use ( Sovocool et al

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Sustainable landscapes include design, construction, operations, and maintenance practices that meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs ( Sustainable Sites Initiative, 2009

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In desert communities, residents aspire to balance their preferred landscape with the need for water conservation ( Spinti et al., 2004 ). This balance is a challenge for homeowners who desire to select their favorite landscape, but do not know the

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