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Infiltration Characteristics of Residential Lawns

Published by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, St. Joseph, Michigan

Citation:  Transactions of the ASAE. 36(6): 1695-1701. (doi: 10.13031/2013.28513) @1993
Authors:   C. M. Partsch, A. R. Jarrett, T. L. Watschke
Keywords:   Infiltration, Runoff, Turfgrass

Sixty-minute, constant-intensity simulated rains were applied to seven infiltration treatments designed to evaluate the influence of stripping and compaction on home lawns. Three treatments simulated home lawn construction practices. The control treatment was undisturbed, the stripped treatment had the topsoil removed and replaced, and the compacted treatment had the topsoil removed, the exposed surface compacted and the topsoil replaced. All plots were rototilled and raked before sodding to establish the grass. In addition, stripped and compacted treatments were identified and tested on a 6- and a 12-year-old lawn. All treatments were replicated six times.

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