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Lawns and Turf, Landscaping and Ornamental Plants

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North Carolina State University. Center for Turfgrass Environmental Research & Education.

Provides turfgrass information to a diverse audience: homeowners, students, extension personnel, and professional turfgrass managers.

The Pennsylvania State University.

Provides online reference materials to resources related to turfgrass.

USDA. NAL. Alternative Farming Systems Information Center.

Provides information about plants that have adapted naturally in your area and how to use them in the landscape to maintain and improve the environment.

Environmental Protection Agency.

Outlines costs and benefits of green roofs, and gives references and links to more information.

Michigan State University.

Describes extensive work on green roofs. Includes list of research articles and list of useful links.

Northeast Organic Farming Association Organic Land Care Committee.

Offers accreditation courses, homeowner workshops, guidelines and educational materials for organic lawn and landscape practices.

USDA. Forest Service. Urban Ecosystems and Social Dynamics Program; EcoLayers.

Web-based software program designed to evaluate the economic trade-offs between different landscape practices on residential parcels. Users test various alternatives to arrive at environmentally and economically sound solutions for energy, water and fire management.

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center.

Presents extensive information and images on native plants. Includes recommended species by state, a plant and seed suppliers list, an organizations list, how-to guides and a Native Plant Bibliography.

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