is narrow-leaved green
or found in the wild in fields. Used as pasture for grazing animals
and can also be cut and dried as
is a grass, legumes
, or other
that have been cut, dried,
and stored for use as animal fodder, particularly for grazing animals such
as cattle, horses, goats, and sheep. Hay is also fed to smaller animals
such as rabbits and guinea pigs. Pigs may be fed hay, but they do not
digest it as efficiently as fully herbivorous animals.
is a field of cultivated and mowed grass.
is an area of
land planted with grasses or
sometimes other durable plants
such as clover, which are maintained at a short height with a
and used for aesthetic
is a tract of
level open land that is sometimes large. A piece of land cleared of trees and usually enclosed. A
piece of land prepared for playing
in agriculture is an area of land, enclosed or otherwise, used
for agricultural purposes such as cultivating crops or as a paddock or
other enclosure for livestock. A field may also be an area left to lie
fallow or as arable land. Many farms have a field border, usually composed
of a strip of shrubs and vegetation, used to provide food and cover
necessary for the survival of wildlife. It has been found that these
borders may lead to an increased variety of animals and plants in the
area, but also in some cases a decreased yield of crops.
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You will never mow your grass again
well at least not as much.
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: Re clover,
creeping charlie, sweet woodruff, Buffalo Grass, Evergreen Moss, Dutch
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is a genus of flowering plants belonging to the
grass family, Poaceae (subfamily Pooideae). They are evergreen or
herbaceous perennial tufted grasses with a height range of 10–200 cm (4–79
in) and a cosmopolitan distribution, occurring on every continent except
Ancient gene duplication gave grasses multiple ways to wait out winter
New research shows how grasses count the short days of winter to prepare
for flowering. The findings provide valuable insight into how
winter-adapted grasses gain the ability to flower in spring, which could
be helpful for improving crops, like winter wheat, that rely on this
process. To get at the use of daylength as a winter signal, Amasino's
group turned to Brachypodium, a grass used in the lab that is related to
crops like corn, rice and wheat. They found that, out of 51 varieties of
Brachypodium, 40 could sense short days as a sign of winter, showing there
was variation for this trait among the varieties. The team found that the
duplicate, named FTL9, has evolved to act as a sort of inverse of its
parent gene florigen. Where florigen builds up in leaves during long days
to cause flowering, FTL9 accumulates during the short days of winter.
While enough florigen makes flowering inevitable, FTL9 only makes
flowering possible by releasing the brakes on florigen once spring arrives.
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Sustainable Lawns and Landscaping
Short Grass Seed Varieties
Kentucky Blue Grass (Poa Pratensis)
'Nana' or 'Dwarf Carpet of Stars' is a high quality, drought-tolerant,
low-maintenance alternative to grass.
is a genus of creeping grasses widespread across much
of Asia and Australia, as well as various islands in the Pacific.
Replace your old lawn with a new slow growing grass using
Cutting down on Lawn Mowing will also
reduce Deaths and Serious Injuries:
More than 17,000 Children a year are injured by Lawn Mowers
- 161,00 injuries
from Lawn Mowers
Risks of Lawn Mowing
Hustler TurfPesticide Lawn
States and local jurisdictions play a major role in
regulating the use of chemicals on lawns. The active ingredient most
widely used on residential lawns in the United States is a chemical
, or 2,4-D, which is sold in differing
formulations under a variety of trade names. Another common herbicide is
glyphosate. Studies of occupational exposure to agricultural pesticides
(including 2,4-D and glyphosate) have found a positive correlation
with certain cancers
. There is no
scientific standard for how long one should stay off a lawn after it is
treated. Yet a 2013 study examining the levels of lawn
in the urine of dogs found
that herbicides persisted on lawn surfaces for at least 48 hours after
spraying. If you’re trying to get rid of the bulk of the exposure, you
want to be off of [a treated area] for at least two days, and more like
three. Just because it’s dried doesn’t mean it’s not transferable. It may
mist later, or there may be dew in the morning. Even dried chemicals such
as lead and pesticides leave residues on hands and clothes.
average homeowner will spend 150 hours a year
maintaining their lawn,
but only 35 hours on sex. PESTICIDES: 10
times more herbicides per acre are dumped on lawns than on the fields of
agribusiness. MONEY: Per acre, it costs more to maintain a lawn than it
does to grow corn, rice or sugarcane. Americans spending an estimated
$40 billion a year on Lawn Care
. More than
80,000 people to U.S are injured
average of 70 deaths annually mowing lawns.
Americas most grown crop
is something that no one is eating, no one is
asking for, and no one is quite sure what to do with. It’s your
. The U.S. devotes a full one-fifth of its land
to agriculture (408 million acres, or 637,500 square miles) for
farmers to grow on, of which corn is the largest food crop.
However, there are almost 50,000 square miles of
in the U.S.—almost three times as much as corn.
128,000 square kilometers (or about 50,000 square miles) of
growth, three times that of the U.S. land occupied by corn
This is so ignorant it's not even funny.
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Water Use Knowledge
Drought Tolerant Landscaping
- Low Maintenance Landscaping
Laws banning "non-functional turf
Ornamental grass requires four times as much water.
are grasses grown as ornamental plants. Ornamental
grasses are popular in many colder hardiness zones for their resilience to
cold temperatures and aesthetic value throughout fall and winter seasons.
Along with true grasses (Poaceae), several other families of grass-like
plants are typically marketed as ornamental grasses. These include the
sedges (Cyperaceae), rushes (Juncaceae), restios (Restionaceae), and
cat-tails (Typhaceae). All are monocotyledons, typically with narrow
leaves and parallel veins. Most are herbaceous perennials, though many are
evergreen and some develop woody tissues. They bring striking linear form,
texture, color, motion, and sound to the garden, throughout the year.
Almost all ornamental grasses are perennials, coming up in spring, from
their roots, which have stored large quantities of energy, and in fall or
winter go dormant. Some, notably bamboos, are evergreen, and a few are
annuals. Many are bunch grasses and tussock grasses, though others form
extensive systems of many-branched rhizomes. The bunching types are often
called "clump-forming" or "clumping", distinct from the rhizomatous types,
called "running". Sizes vary from a few centimeters up to several meters;
the larger bamboos may reach 20 m or more tall. Some ornamental grasses
are species that can be grown from seed. Many others are cultivars, and
must be propagated by vegetative propagation of an existing plant.
are plants that are grown for decorative purposes in
gardens and landscape design projects, as houseplants, cut flowers and
specimen display. The cultivation of ornamental plants comes under
floriculture, which is a major branch of horticulture.
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Scientists solve the grass leaf conundrum
. Grass is cut regularly by
our mowers and grazed on by cows and sheep, yet continues to grow back.
The secret to its remarkable
lies in part in the shape of its leaves, but how that shape arises has
been a topic of longstanding debate.
agricultural hand tool for mowing grass or reaping crops. It has largely
been replaced by horse-drawn and then tractor machinery, but is still used
in some areas of Europe and Asia.
Scythe beats a Gas Powered Weed Wacker in Grass Cutting
South West Annual Scythe Festival - June
Dembrosky presents the different types of blades, demonstrates
proper scything techniques
Growing Food instead of non-edible plants.
Edible Landscapes London
From Lawns to Edible Landscapes
Pam Warhurst Edible Landscapes
Of course growing Grass for Farm Animals
is a totally different type of Grassing:
is plant material (mainly plant leaves and stems)
eaten by grazing livestock
Historically, the term forage has meant only plants eaten by the animals
directly as pasture, crop residue, or immature cereal crops, but it is
also used more loosely to include similar plants cut for fodder and
carried to the animals, especially as hay or silage. The term forage fish
refers to small schooling fish that are preyed on by larger aquatic
animals. While the term forage has a broad definition, the term forage
crop is used to define crops, annual or biennial, which are grown to be
utilized by grazing or harvesting as a whole crop.