turf: see lawn.

In horticulture, the surface layer of soil with its matted, dense vegetation, usually grasses grown for ornamental or recreational use. Such turf grasses include Kentucky bluegrass, creeping bent grass, fine or red fescue, and perennial ryegrass among the popular cool-season types, and Bermuda grass, zoysia grass, and St. Augustine grass among the warm-season types. Turf grasses are often grown on turf, or sod, farms. Plugs, blocks, squares, or strips are cut and transplanted to areas where they quickly establish and grow. Lawns are fine-textured turfs that are mowed regularly and closely to develop into dense, uniformly green coverings that beautify open spaces and provide sports playing surfaces (e.g., tennis lawns, golf and bowling greens, and racing turfs).

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Turf may refer to:

  • Lawn, an area of grass maintained for decorative or recreational use
  • Sod, the surface layer of ground consisting of a matt of grass and grass roots, sometimes used as a construction material
  • Artificial turf, is a man-made surface manufactured from synthetic materials, made to look like natural grass
  • A colloquialism for the world of horse-racing
  • Slang for territory claimed by a gang, see turf war
  • Slang for the area of jurisdiction or influence exercised by a unit within a bureaucracy
  • Peat used for fuel
  • The Turf, a public house in Oxford, England
  • Turf Hotel, a public house at the Racecourse Ground in Wrexham, Wales
  • TURF Analysis, a statistical method (acronym for "Total Unduplicated Reach and Frequency")
  • A multiplayer map in Halo 2
  • Argentinian rock group formed in 1995.

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