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Water Requirements of Warm Season Grasses

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 In the warm climate of sub-tropical and tropical Queensland landscape vegetation such as natural turfgrass requires water for growth and survival. With the pressures of our Great Barrier Reef protection loss of groundcover of turfgrass can have significant negative impacts on our environment as healthy turfgrass provides so many critical benefits. With the changes in our climate and water reserves becoming increasingly limited water conservation is high on the agenda. 

The question then is what is needed to ensure the survival of natural turfgrass in residential, commercial areas and open space Parklands. As stated in many Turf Queensland ‘Fact Sheets’ there are a number of areas to consider when planning and ordering turf grass for your project. 

Water Requirements of Warm Season Turfgrass