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HomeownerpreferencesdrivelawncarepracticesandspeciesdiversitypatternsinnewlawnflorasTracyL.Fuentes*UrbanDesignandPlanning,UniversityofWashington,Box355740,410GouldHall,Seattle,WA,98195-5740,USA*Correspondingauthor.E-mail:[email protected]:28October2020;Received(inrevisedform):11April2021.Accepted:27April2021AbstractHouseholdsintensivelymanagelawnstocreateuniformlygreen,lowdiversityplantcommunities.Becauselawnsoccupyalargeproportionofurbangreenspace,theyareacrucialcaseforunderstandinghowpeoplemanipulateurbanvegetation.Inthisstudy,Ifocusedon58homeownerswhopurchasedanewlyconstructedhomeandyardintheSeattleMetropolitanStatisticalArea,USA,toseehowpreferences,lawncareregimesandnewlawnflorasdevelopwithinamulti-scalarurbanenvironment.Atypicalhomeownerwatered3timesinspring,watered24timesinsummer,appliedfertilizertwice,mowed21timesandedged15times.MostnewlawnturfgrasseswereLoliumperenne,Poapratensisand/orFestucaspp.Meanspeciesrichnesswas6.565.3species.Themostfrequentspecieswerenon-nat...