Grading - Landscape and Turfgrass Management Landscape...

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Landscape and Turfgrass Management Landscape Plant Grades and Standards Background: The success of any landscape planting depends on many factors. Some of these factors highlight on the correct species selection. For example, if a landscape site is subject to ocean water spray, salty ground water, then if a species is planted that is not salt tolerant, it can be expected to not grow well. Other kinds of factors focus more directly on the particular individual plant selected after the correct species has been determined. If a particular landscape plant is being considered for purchase by a landscaper, it is important for the landscaper to select the highest possible quality individual plant. If plants that have structural defects (such as, for example, girdled roots, codominant stems, acute angles of branch attachment, etc.) are chosen, they can fail in the landscape. Also, many municipalities require that newly installed landscapes pass inspection and landscape inspectors are required to ensure that the quality of the plant materials used in
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