Lawn Care Newsletter

Are you interested in home lawn care? Check out our monthly email newsletters! You can learn the best time to fertilize, how much to water, which fine fescue to use, or how to start a bee lawn, as well as keep up to date on our latest research and events.

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Previous issues

Home Lawn Care Newsletter | May 2024

  • Are white grubs eating your lawn?
  • Is your irrigation system up to code?
  • Mowing in the month of May
  • Research highlight - bee lawn research

Home Lawn Care Newsletter | April 2024

  • Would dethatching help your lawn?
  • How to hire a lawn care company
  • Post-emergent crabgrass control
  • Research highlight - fine fescue weed suppression

Home Lawn Care Newsletter | March 2024

  • Warm winters and white grubs
  • Warm winters and dormant seeding
  • What to do about summer annual grassy weeds if you dormant seeded?
  • Research highlight - Tree leaf mulching impacts on lawn health

Home Lawn Care Newsletter | January 2024

  • What causes some grass to die in the winter?
  • What can we expect for winter injury so far this winter?
  • Research highlight - Searching for a stress-less spring

Home Lawn Care Newsletter | November 2023

  • Fall clean-up can reduce snow mold
  • Dormant seeding tips
  • Support UMN turfgrass research!
  • Core aeration has no substitute for relieving soil compaction
  • Research highlight - EPA award for water conservation collaboration
     

Home Lawn Care Newsletter | October 2023

  • Mulch those leaves!
  • Control creeping Charlie and other problematic perennial weeds 
  • It’s not too late to seed
  • Fall’s the time for faster feeding fertilizers 
  • It’s time to blow out irrigation systems 
  • Research highlight - dormant seeding

Home Lawn Care Newsletter | September 2023

  • Fall lawn fertilization
  • What to do about fall lawn weeds
  • Research highlight - low-input turfgrasses

Home Lawn Care Newsletter | August 2023

  • When to seed or overseed your lawn
  • Using turfgrass seed mixtures
  • Tips for purchasing quality grass seed
  • Research highlight - identifying the best turfgrass options for roadsides

Home Lawn Care Newsletter | July 2023

  • Should you water your lawn?
  • Seeding a lawn in summer
  • Late summer crabgrass control
  • Research highlight - how mowing creates the striped patterns

Home Lawn Care Newsletter | June 2023

  • Lawn care during an early drought
  • Sharpening mower blades
  • Measuring lawn size
  • Calculating fertilizer to apply
  • Calibrating equipment
  • Research highlight - mowing during drought and how turfgrass shows stress

Home Lawn Care Newsletter | May 2023

●    How to reduce mowing
●    Weed-and-feed products
●    Seeding a lawn after pre-emergents
●    Irrigation system operation
●    Research highlight - Japanese beetles

Home Lawn Care Newsletter | April 2023

●    Best grasses to fix dog spots
●    When to apply crabgrass pre-emergents
●    Adding clover to a lawn
●    Research Highlight - No Mow May and promoting pollinators

Home Lawn Care Newsletter | March 2023

●    Winter lawn damage
●    How to use less water in the yard
●    UMN Lawn Care Calendar
●    Research Highlight - Homeowner perceptions of watering restrictions

Home Lawn Care Newsletter | January 2023

●    Do dethatchers work?
●    Minimizing deicer damage
●    Research Highlight - winter injury of turfgrass

Home Lawn Care Newsletter | November 2022

●    Salt-tolerant turf
●    Power fertilizing myths
●    Dormant seeding
●    New Turfgrass Extension Educator Dr. John Trappe
●    Research Highlight - fine fescue sod

Home Lawn Care Newsletter | October 2022

●    Creeping Charlie
●    Mulching leaves
●    Low-input lawns and fine fescues
●    100% Dutch clover lawns?
●    Winterizing your lawn
●    Research Highlight - salt-tolerant turfgrasses

Home Lawn Care Newsletter | September 2022

●    Weed identification
●    What grass should I plant?
●    How should I seed?
●    Bee lawns and seeding
●    Research Highlight - bees and bee lawns

Home Lawn Care Newsletter  | August 2022

●    Fall lawn care
●    Japanese beetle grubs
●    Research Highlight - Top questions from the Minnesota State Fair

Home Lawn Care Newsletter | July 2022

●    Why is my lawn brown?
●    Drought stress information
●    Research Highlights - The deal with artificial turf

Home Lawn Care Newsletter | June 2022

●    Transition to summer: weed control
●    Summer lawn stress prevention
●    Creeping charlie and pollinators
●    Research Highlight - turfgrass and shade

Home Lawn Care Newsletter | May 2022

●    Repair damaged lawn areas
●    Spring fertilizers
●    Weed control
●    Grub damage
●    No Mow May?
●    Research Highlight - False spring and climate change