turf·​grass | \ ˈtərf-ˌgras How to pronounce turfgrass (audio) \

Definition of turfgrass

: any of various grasses (such as Kentucky bluegrass or perennial ryegrass) grown to form turf

Examples of turfgrass in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Hoosier homeowners have plenty of options to consider when trying to replace turfgrass with something low-maintenance, and there are plenty of non-standard options, too. Karl Schneider, The Indianapolis Star, 14 June 2022 Another area to evaluate is lawn turfgrass that encourages heavy use of fertilizers and herbicides, according to Crowe. Jennifer Rude Klett, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 5 May 2022 Half the battle can be removing invasives, unwanted lawn turfgrass and aggressive plants that take over. Jennifer Rude Klett, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 5 May 2022 To measure all-important cutting performance, our experts test mowers and tractors on a variety of terrains, from hilly to flat and on many types of turfgrass. Rachel Rothman, Good Housekeeping, 29 Apr. 2022 There are about 40 million acres of grass lawns in the United States, while about 500 square miles of turfgrass are planted across the United States each year. Britany Robinson, Outside Online, 29 Oct. 2021 Another option that might work more quickly is to plant grasses, not turfgrass, but creeping ones such as mondo grass. oregonlive, 20 Mar. 2022 In general, the garden plants that might benefit from routine fertilization would be turfgrass and edible crops (fruits and vegetables). Miri Talabac, baltimoresun.com, 23 Nov. 2021 And mowing your lawn can break up leaves and bring nutrients to your grass, according to Maxim Schlossberg, an associate professor of turfgrass nutrition and soil fertility at Penn State. Marina Pitofsky, USA TODAY, 15 Oct. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of turfgrass

1962, in the meaning defined above

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9 Jul 2022

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“Turfgrass.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/turfgrass. Accessed 10 Aug. 2022.

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