Fast Fact Library
The Landscape Performance Series Fast Fact Library is a searchable collection of landscape benefits derived from published research. Each includes a citation and links to the full article when available.
This resource is intended to showcase landscape’s multiple and sometimes surprising environmental, economic and social benefits and to help you make the case for sustainable landscape solutions in your community, with your clients, or on Capitol Hill.
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Older, established green roof plant communities are more likely to absorb nutrients from rainfall and media than younger communities. Green roofs can act as either sources of nutrient runoff or sinks. Low to medium dosages of controlled release fertilizers, use of species that require little to no fertilization, using less nutrient-rich organic matter amendments, and reducing irrigation will improve a green roof’s stormwater management capabilities.
Cole Ekberg, Marci L., Collins, Kelly A., Grimm, Nancy B., Jontos, Robert J., Kaushal, Sujay S., Lawrence, Timothy J., Newcomer, Tamara A., Stander, Emilie K., (2010). Opportunities and challenges for managing nitrogen in urban stormwater: A review and synthesis. Ecological Engineering, 36, 1507-1519.
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