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Low-maintenance turfgrass species that provide acceptable quality with reduced inputs and less mowing are of interest to homeowners and turf managers looking to reduce management costs and environmental impacts. In a recent study, Watkins et al

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that can perform well under low maintenance. Materials and methods This study was conducted at the University of Florida Plant City Campus (U.S. Department of Agriculture cold hardiness zone 9a, American Horticultural Society heat hardiness zone 8) from

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climatic conditions of the north-central United States, the best cultivars identified here should be promising choices for a range of landscapes, especially where low-maintenance, pesticide-free plantings are preferred. Cultivars Aunt Honey, Carefree Beauty

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significantly affected the plant quality of allamanda on both soil types ( Table 3 ). In both cases, the low rate of 8–0–12 resulted in the highest plant quality scores and the unfertilized controls the lowest. On the fill soil, the low rate of 24–0–11 and both

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landscape, it acts as a low-maintenance groundcover that thrives in dry shade where grasses do not usually flourish ( McGinnis and Meyer, 2011 ) and tolerates mowing ( Darke, 2004 ). Thus, this attractive sedge fills a much-needed niche for shade

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significant effect on weed biomass only on the unplanted roofs ( Fig. 2 ). These results suggest that after the establishment period, irrigation patterns have little direct impact on weed management. However, we did not test how plant mortality on the low

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: Advantages and pitfalls of plant-based methods J. Expt. Bot. 55 2427 2436 10.1061/(ASCE)IR.1943-4774.0000449 Kargas, G. Soulis, K.X. 2012 Performance analysis and calibration of a new low cost capacitance soil moisture sensor J. Irr. Drain. Eng. 138 632 641

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present in the MN on the maintenance of the hibiscus leaves are shown in Fig. 1 . The plants that were supplied 1 and 5 m m CA retained 60% of their leaves for more than 8 weeks under the low-illumination conditions. This shows that CA was crucial for

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soluble, struvite dissolves in soils as a result of low NH 4 + concentrations resulting from the nitrification process. As it dissolves, struvite supplies both N and P to growing plants. Studies report variable agronomic effectiveness of guano as a P

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are hired to maintain these systems. Most green walls cover a large area, making maintenance a significant expense ( Fediw 2015 ). Plants in interior environments tend to develop unattractive growth with elongated internodes in response to low light

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