Tuesday, March 3, 2009

TARA TURF

TARA TURF IS UNIQUE TO EACH REGION.
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TARA TURF, in GA, is a mix of grass-moss-clover-mondo-ajuga-dandelion--mazus-and what the wind blows in. Add crocus, dwarf daffodil, thyme if desired.
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TARA TURF is mowed at 1-2-3 heights, below. Beneficial to wildlife, organic, sustainable, fragrant, low maintenance, eco and only uses rainwater.>

TARA TURF, mixed heights, above, in England.

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Studying landscapes in Europe I noticed, NO LAWNS. TARA TURF is used commercially and residentially.
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New neighborhoods lack smell and mixed insects. Did you know there are more good bugs than bad bugs?
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Old neighborhoods smell like my childhood. Clover, grass, bugs, dirt, all the good things.
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Most new neighborhoods have deed restrictions outlawing TARA TURF.

TARA TURF in England, above.

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The outlaw label, against TARA TURF, should be amusing but the stakes are too high.
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The cost of mow-blow-go is too high. Lawn mowers are not regulated. One hour of lawn mowing is equal to 11 hours of driving a car.
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Fertilizer, insecticide & fungicide kill machorizal fungi. TARA TURF in Italy, above.

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And drain into groundwater. Atrazine in our drinking water was on the front page of NY Times 8-23-09. TARA TURF uses no chemicals.
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Yes, I design lawns. Preferring TARA TURF but using what deed restrictions require.
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Paul Tukey, Safelawns, is a resource for organic lawns.
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Garden & Be Well, XO Tara
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I took the top pic at Sissinghurst, England several years ago. Sissinghurst uses TARA TURF!

6 comments:

  1. Have you written more on the Tara Turf topic elsewhere? Links?

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  2. Is Tara Turf a proper name for that style of meadow/lawn or is it a combination of your name and Turf?

    I immediatley thought of the scottish links style golf courses. As far as golf courses go, they look more natural and sustainable.

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  3. Tara Turf in Italy is really awesome i just wanted was hoping it looks good in Brisbane Landscaping too.

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  4. I love gardens & lawns but at times got scared of the insects they develop. Lucky to have palmers "exterminators" in command & would refer their services to everyone here in Miami. One could keep & enjoy the gardens, only if they've a professional pest control / exterminator in contact.

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  5. If the Lawn grasses can cope up with the stress, it will be healthy and dense and will be able to resist disease. Sometime the disease may spread and it becomes out of any control. However, the disease resistant cultivars can be implemented to avoid future problems.

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  6. What is Tara Turf in Santa Barbara? I am dying for some!

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