[automatically translated] In developed countries, coverage of surfaces by means of turf has been playing an increasingly. The demand for easily accessible and usable green has become, over time, a constant of the needs and aspirations of society with the aim to raise the quality of life, the livability of the area and (bio) environmental security. In the past, the turf has often been considered one of many possible elements "inert" street furniture, but this definition seemed then very reductive as it is a herbaceous plant communities that live on land that is home to animals, insects, microorganisms. The turf is incorporated in many compositional elements: sports facilities (eg. Football, golf and tennis), historic parks and gardens, parks and communal and private gardens, from children's play areas, green spaces for public use pertaining to public services such as hospitals, schools, municipal offices and institutions, industrial parks or green areas adjacent to industrial complexes, roof gardens and green roofs, green road, where traffic areas. These "turf benefits" can be divided into three broad categories: functional, recreational and aesthetic and social.
|Title of host publication||Le piante mediterranee autoctone nel settore ornamentale e paesaggistico|
|Number of pages||8|
|Publication status||Published - 2009|