Topic: Mark Simmons

University of Texas at Austin Ecologist Licenses Resource-Saving Turfgrass to Bladerunner Farms to Develop Sod

Oct. 17, 2013

A mixture of native grasses that requires less maintenance to produce a lush lawn than a traditional turfgrass used in the South has been developed by The University of Texas at Austin Wildflower Center and licensed to a sod producer.

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Lawn of Native Grasses Beats Traditional Lawn For Lushness, Weed Resistance, Researchers Say

April 21, 2011

A lawn of regionally native grasses would take less resources to maintain while providing as lush a carpet as a common turfgrass used in the South, according to a study by ecologists at The University of Texas at Austin's Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center.

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Park, prairie showcase nature as nurturer

Nov. 24, 2008
Park, prairie showcase nature as nurturer

Austin has a reputation for great outdoor spaces for hiking, canoeing, tossing Frisbees and more. Partly because of the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, the city known as a green energy leader is also making its mark as a place with innovative green landscapes that are as functional as they are beautiful.

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Green Roofs Differ in Building Cooling, Water Handling Capabilities

July 28, 2008

The first study to compare the performance of different types of green roofs has been completed by the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center at The University of Texas at Austin and suggests that buyers shouldn't assume these roofs are created equal.

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Sustainability 101

March 2, 2008

Experts from the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center stress the importance of using native plants, gray/recycled water and nontoxic organic fertilizers and pesticides.

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