Sam Bauer

October 4, 2017

Turf Extension Educator Sam Bauer was featured in a Star Tribune article summarizing some “eye-opening” results of a recent survey of Twin Cities residents on lawn irrigation.  The survey, conducted by University of Minnesota researchers and the Metropolitan Council, found many homeowners are not managing their irrigation systems effectively, leading to overwatering of lawns. 

September 25, 2017

By Sam Bauer

It’s officially fall!  In a post that was originally published in 2015, Sam Bauer answers some common questions that homeowners may have about fall lawn care.

August 3, 2015

Previously I wrote about the different renovation options for fall seeding of lawns and about the various attributes of cool-season lawn grasses.  This week I wanted to discuss the mixtures and blends of grass seed that are on the consumer marketplace.  If you’ve ever walked into your local big box store or garden center looking for grass seed, the different products available can be fairly int

April 2, 2015

Every year around this time I start receiving questions regarding when to apply preemergent herbicides for preventing crabgrass establishment in lawns.  Crabgrass germination is driven by soil temperatures and because of this we cannot rely on a calendar date to tell us when to apply our preemergent products.

July 4, 2014

By Madeline Leslie, Graduate Research Assistant
Water slowly receding from turf that will have marginal recovery. Photo: Sam Bauer

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