History of Turfgrasses. Biblical references: grasses used in Persian and Arabian gardens 13th century literature referred to the use of turn on lawn “bowling” areas The word “turf” is derived from the Sanskrit “darbhus”, meaning a turf of grass 16-17th century, golf and turf areas developed.
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In 1971 life magazine conducted a survey and found that 95% of respondents said "green grass and trees around me" is the most important environmental factor
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