Title

Xeriscaping as coastal amelioration: Using 'Florida Friendly landscaping' to reduce pollutant runoff and water consumption in Pinellas County, Florida.

SelectedWorks Author Profiles:

Rebecca (Johns) Krishnaswami

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2007

Date Issued

January 2007

Date Available

July 2014

ISSN

1521-0227

Abstract

The traditional yard dominated by a green lawn poses environmental problems in Florida's sub-tropical climate, including excessive use pesticides and fertilizers and destruction of native habitats. Additionally, more than 80% of domestic water is used for lawn and garden maintenance. This paper examines over 300 survey questionnaires completed by residents of Pinellas County, Florida, and explores landscape practices across socio-economic categories. We assess the extent to which participants have adopted Florida Friendly landscaping practices; estimate the potential impact of these practices on amelioration of coastal environments; and discuss cultural barriers to the wider adoption of more ecologically friendly landscaping methods.

Comments

Abstract only. Full-text article is available only through licensed access provided by the publisher. Published in Interdisciplinary Environmental Review, 9(2), 113-140. DOI: 10.1504/IER.2007.053986

Language

en_US

Publisher

Inderscience Publishers

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
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