|Submission Date||Feb. 20, 2013|
Over the past several years the UNCG Grounds Dept. has installed various ornamental grasses which are drought
tolerant and require very little maintenance. Ornamental shrub species that have been planted in the past and
survived the extreme heat and drought are chosen as the preferred plants to use on new projects. Lawn areas are
being converted to warm season grasses such as low maintenance zoysia. Zoysia is a drought tolerant turfgrass that only requires mowing every three weeks during the growing season, and needs minimal irrigation and fertilizing. This reduces labor, water consumption, fuel use, and emissions.
Information for this credit was received from Chris Fay, Asst. Director for Grounds at UNCG.
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