Turfgrass and Ornamental Grass Selection for the Landscape
US National Arboretum ‘Grass Roots’ exhibit coordinator Geoffrey Rinehart will present an in-class PowerPoint about the basics of site-specific turfgrass species selection for sustainable design and highlight some of the over 30 ornamental grass species that are showcased in the exhibit. University of Maryland and Virginia Tech turfgrass informational resources will be discussed. The second part of the session will include tour of the ‘Grass Roots’ exhibit to see first-hand how these grasses are used in the landscape.
Campus Planning & Design
Horticulture / Plants
Housing & Community Design
Parks & Recreation
Sustainable Development & Design
Urban Planning & Design
Water / Stormwater Management
Health, Safety and Welfare
After attending this course, participants will be able to
1. Identify ways to incorporate grasses into a design sustainably
2. Understand the different applications for ornamental vs. turf grass
3. Expand the designers’ use of different types of grasses.
Geoff Rinehardt, coordinator of the National Aboretum's 'Grass Roots' Initiative
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