paspalum will be the most environmentally friendly warm-season
turfgrass in the 21st century. This grass can tolerate a wide
range of water resources, including potable water and seawater
as well as variable quality recycled (alternative, gray, effluent,
nonpotable, wastewater, brackish) water. The grass requires
only minimal pesticides and judicious applications of fertilizers.
It is very efficient in the uptake and utilization of critical
fertilizer nutrients. Thus, seashore paspalum can be easily
managed to comply with local, state, federal, and global regulations
dealing with environmental concerns on water quality/quantity
and environmental stewardship issues.
Seashore paspalum will have multiple uses in the turf industry.
It has the leaf texture, quality, and traffic tolerance for
use on golf course greens, tees, fairways, and roughs; on
sports fields including soccer, baseball, and football; in
home lawn and business landscape areas; in municipal parks,
and; on roadsides, especially low drainage ways. It can be
used to clean up polluted or contaminated waters or soils
(bioremediation). It can be effectively used to transition
into wetland sites or other environmentally sensitive areas
to minimize the potential for point and non-point source pollution
or contamination from industrial sites or other problem areas.