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Joe Truett

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780520258396

Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520258396.001.0001

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Turf

Turf

Chapter:
(p.38) Seven Turf
Source:
Grass
Author(s):

JOE C. TRUETT

Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:10.1525/california/9780520258396.003.0007

This chapter discusses the beginnings of the grass lawn aesthetic and the historical relation between domestic grazers and turf in the Old World. The thick and short grasses imported from around the world formed the basis for an American sod industry that now rivals the economies of small nations. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, turf in America today, three-fourths of it on lawns, covers an area the size of Pennsylvania.

Keywords:   grass, lawn, grazers, turf, sod industry, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

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