Let's talk turf! Part 1

This article was originally published in the January 2023 Master Gardener Volunteer News publication. Learn more about the Master Gardener program at the UMN Extension website. Let's talk turf is the first in a new series focusing on turfgrass topics from a social science perspective.

By Michael Barnes

a man outstide crouching on turfgrass

We play on them, we landscape with them, we socialize on them, we nurture them – and yet we revile them and promote ripping them out! What’s going on? Learn more about lawns, and our relationship with them, in this new series by Dr. Michael R. Barnes, a turf-grass scientist exploring the long and complex connection between lawns and humans. Read the full article.