Lawn Maintenance

Mowing Basics

For low maintenance, little compares to live turfgrass. You mow more often, yet spend less time mowing than weeding or pruning...[Read More]

Fertilizer Basics

Fertilizers are organic or inorganic materials that are applied to the soil or the plant to improve its health and provide sufficient mineral nutrient elements... [Read More]

Fertilizers - Quick and Slow

Fertilizers are applied to turfgrass lawns to provide supplemental nutrients that will help produce a reasonable amount of top growth, but not at the expense of root growth or carbohydrate storage. A good root system is the key factor to a healthy lawn... [Read More]

Fertilizer – Proper Selection and Application

After determining the specific fertility needs of your lawn by reviewing the soil test report or conferring with a turfgrass specialist at your local garden center, you can select the best fertilizer to use...[Read More]

Overseeding

Overseeding is the practice of putting more turfgrass seeds on an existing lawn. This may be done only in spots where bare areas have occurred, or over a larger expanse of lawn to improve the density of turfgrass that has become thin...[Read More]

Topdressing

Topdressing is a sand or prepared soil mix applied to the surface of the lawn. The term topdressing also is used for the process of applying the material...[Read More]

Low Maintenance Lawn Care

You can develop a low maintenance lawn whether you are ready to start a new lawn or are planning a long-term management program for the lawn you now have. At either stage, start with soil testing and base your “ground work” on the testing report...[Read More]

Growing Turfgrass in Shade

Growing turfgrass in the shade is a major problem for many homeowners because an estimated 20 to 25 percent of all grassy areas in the U.S. are shaded to varying degrees...[Read More]

Let Your Turfgrass Go Dormant

Many of today’s regionally adapted turfgrasses can handle a period of drought or heat. If you choose to let your turfgrass go dormant, follow these tips to help it thrive when better conditions prevail...[Read More]

This information provided by The Lawn Institute – www.TheLawnInstitute.org

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