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Master / Diploma Thesis - Abteilung Pflanzenbau, BOKU-Universität für Bodenkultur, pp 141. UB BOKU obvsg

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To what extent can the use of low-maintenance herbaceous perennials in Central Europe be transfered into different climatic and social conditions? The objective of the thesis is to transfer extensive concepts of perennial use into the conditions of Moscow and to describe the approach for introducing them. First, the basic theory is discussed in the literature research part, which serves as a comprehensive basis for low-maintenance herbaceous perennials use in Moscow. The literature research is focused particularly on the aspects of maintenance of herbaceous perennials. In the next part, an extensive research describes the current use of plants and perennials in Moscow by taking into consideration demographic and climatic data, two expert interviews, and a detailed analysis of three greening projects in the city. It turns out that especially planting concepts without excessively natural character and with low planing effort, which maintenance does not require any specific knowledge, can be important for the future planting sites in Moscow´s public spaces. Difficulties such as vandalism, lacking acceptance of the population for natural perennials concepts and deficit of professional staff in the field of herbaceous perennials rule out such concepts as plantings, mixed perennial plantings and meadow plantings. For these reasons, more maintenance-minimizing measures are beeing proposed for the future use of low maintenance herbaceous vegetation: site-specific plant use, replacement of bed perennials by wild perennials, mulching of new plantations, use of ground-covering perennials, appropriate planting distance, use of fast-growing perennials, various measures for training of professionals in planting design with herbaceous vegetation, increasing the acceptance of the community to natural perennials and measures by the city administration to improve the quality of the maintenance of perennial plantings.

Beurteilende(r): Kaul Hans-Peter
1.Mitwirkender: Plenk Sabine

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