Turf and landscape irrigation

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The objectives of turf and landscape irrigation are aesthetic. Both design and management of urban landscape irrigation systems are critical to their success. Evapotranspiration rates of trees and shrubs are influenced by the microclimate. As with trees and shrubs, turf with greater root mass has greater drought tolerance. Salinity tolerance of turfgrass is an important criterion for turfgrass selection and management. Many water-stressed cities use reclaimed water for turf and landscape irrigation in order and to bridge the gap between supply and demand. Mature turfgrass is not a source of hazardous levels of chemical leaching or runoff if fertilization and irrigation are well managed. Factors that lead to excess nutrient leaching include maintaining soil at a saturated level and heavy rainfall. Landscape irrigation water use rates are governed by economics such as installation, water, maintenance, and plant replacement costs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationIrrigation of Agricultural Crops
Number of pages25
ISBN (Electronic)9780891182641
ISBN (Print)9780891181620
StatePublished - Oct 26 2015


  • Chemical leaching
  • Economic consequences
  • Landscape irrigation systems
  • Reclaimed water
  • Runoff
  • Salinity
  • Shrubs
  • Turfgrass evapotranspiration
  • Urban landscapes
  • Water management

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering
  • General Agricultural and Biological Sciences


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