|Overall Rating||Silver - expired|
|Submission Date||Feb. 28, 2014|
University of North Carolina, Greensboro
|0.25 / 0.25||
Office of Sustainability
Does the institution use xeriscape landscaping techniques, including the selection of drought tolerant plants?:
A brief description of the program or practice:
Over the past several years the UNCG Grounds Dept. has installed various ornamental grasses which are drought tolerant and require very little maintenance. Ornamental shrub species that have been planted in the past and
survived the extreme heat and drought are chosen as the preferred plants to use on new projects. Many lawn areas have been converted to warm season grasses such as low maintenance zoysia, and this practice will be expanded. Zoysia is a drought tolerant turfgrass that requires less maintenance during the growing season and needs minimal irrigation and fertilizing. This reduces labor, water consumption, fuel use, and emissions.
The website URL where information about the program or practice is available:
Information for this credit was received from Chris Fay, former Asst. Director for Grounds at UNCG.