Photo of a public garden

Turf serves as a unifying element in a public garden, the green background used to feature other landscape plants including trees, shrubs, hedges, herbaceous ground covers and annual and perennial flowers. In addition to providing erosion control, turfgrass walkways direct visitors from one part of the garden to the next. Depending on location and use, the required level of turfgrass management often ranges from low, medium to high intensity. This site contains information which is intended to help administrators and staff develop strategies to establish and maintain uniform turf of appropriate quality.