Poa annua

What We Talk About When We Talk About Disturbance

When I think about disturbance, I think primarily of verticutting and hollow-tine coring and sand topdressing and then brushing that sand in. Such an approach—one with disturbance—requires a faster growth rate too, and higher nutrient inputs, in order to recover from the disturbance.

Competition, stress, and disturbance

I completely forgot a few great articles when I put together this list of articles that are specifically not about turfgrass. One of those I forgot is Evidence for the existence of three primary strategies in plants and its relevance to ecological and evolutionary theory.