Invasive Species Compendium

Detailed coverage of invasive species threatening livelihoods and the environment worldwide

Abstract

Turfgrass alternatives with low water needs.

Abstract

Twenty-seven species, principally grasses, were evaluated for their ability to provide ground cover (sward) with minimum irrigation and maintained by regular mowing. Bermudagrasses (Cynodon dactylon and the hybrid cultivar Santa Ana) and Paspalum vaginatum performed best. Atriplex semibaccata var. corta and A. glaucus, Buchloe dactyloides and the Phalaris stenoptera cultivars Sirosa and Sirolan also gave comparatively good cover and sward quality.