Impact of Residential Prairie Gardens on the Physical Properties of Urban Soil in Madison, Wisconsin.

@article{Johnston2016ImpactOR,
  title={Impact of Residential Prairie Gardens on the Physical Properties of Urban Soil in Madison, Wisconsin.},
  author={Marie R. Johnston and Nick J. Balster and Jun Zhu},
  journal={Journal of environmental quality},
  year={2016},
  volume={45 1},
  pages={
          45-52
        }
}
Prairie gardens have become a common addition to residential communities in the midwestern United States because prairie vegetation is native to the region, requires fewer resources to maintain than turfgrass, and has been promoted to help remediate urban soil. Although prairie systems typically have deeper and more diverse root systems than traditional turfgrass, no one has tested the effect of this vegetation type on the physical properties of urban soil. We hypothesized that residential… CONTINUE READING
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