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Converting Turf to a Xeriscape Landscape: How To Eliminate a Bermudagrass Lawn Using Glyphosate

Author: 
Kelly, Jack J.
Publication Date: 
September 2005
Publication Number: 
AZ1371
Pages: 
2 pp.
Abstract or Description: 
The most difficult part of conversion from a lawn to a low water (xeriscape) landscape is the removal of a lawn. By removing a Bermuda grass lawn, it is estimated that water savings of 50 -75% is possible. Potential water savings comes from the fact that water is applied to a limited amount of total yard space, compared to the greater water needs of a continuous grass-covered area. Also, by planting low water use plants, less maintenance is required and substantial cost savings can be realized. Turf removal and subsequent weed suppression is achievable using readily available herbicides.
Language: 
English
Publisher: 
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ)
Contributor: 
Plant Sciences, School of
Relation: 
University of Arizona Cooperative Extension Publication AZ1371
Keyword: 
xeriscape
turf conversion
Bermuda grass
low water
lawn
glyphosate
herbicide
Type: 
Text
Subject Category: 
Gardening/Horticulture
Water