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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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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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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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Good landscape management practices can positively affect water availability and quality, whereas improper management can degrade water quality in local and larger water bodies and contribute to water scarcity ( Saurí, 2013 ; Shober et al., 2010

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Since 1996, a number of instructors have greatly contributed to the development of the beginning design sequence in the horticulture and landscape architecture curricula, and deserve recognition. They are E. Anderson, M. Bowe, D. Kessler and

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introduction by, humans. Consumers are increasingly selecting native plants for use in home landscapes for a variety of reasons. Many local, state, and federal agencies are requiring the use of native plants in the landscape ( HarmonyFL.com, 2008 ; Norcini

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University campuses provide an excellent opportunity to research and demonstrate sustainable landscape practices. Most campuses include significant land resources, a variety of building types, and diverse plantings. University campuses must be

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Urban population growth and periodic droughts throughout much of the United States have led to increased restrictions on landscape water use. These water restrictions have increased interest in planting native shrub species because natives are often

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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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