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Growing trend emerging to grow residential lawns to clover as cheaper, eco-friendlier ground cover

Residents attracted by less mowing and watering and creating habitat for pollinators

Langford, B.C. acknowledges natural turf along city boulevards is a better idea than artificial turf

Municipality says natural turf is cheaper and more environmentally friendly

Public input sought for bylaw that could permit lawn naturalization in Ontario county

Several municipalities looking at similar proposals

Citing poor conditions on natural turf following rain, New Westminster groups lobby for artificial turf field

Existing natural grass fields are located on a flood plain and are subject to poor conditions, groups say


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Women in Turf: The Podcast. Ep. 2 (Dr. Sara Stricker & Emily Nuttall)

Featuring Dr. Sara Stricker, outreach co-ordinator at the Guelph Turfgrass Institute, and Emily Nuttall, irrigation technician at the University of Victoria » Read More...