Lawn Conversion Video Series

By Sam Bauer

Do you have a weedy lawn or a lawn currently composed of high maintenance turfgrass species and you want transition to something that takes less work and is better for the environment?  If so, please have a look at this series of 7 videos sponsored by the Minnesota Turf and Grounds Foundation.  This process is best accomplished in the fall from August 15th to September 15th, but spring conversions are possible as well.  Following the last step, erosion control, you'll want to be sure to keep the seedbed moist throughout the germination period, which is generally 7-14 days.  Light, frequent irrigation cycles, approximately 3-4 times per day, will ensure adequate and timely germination.  A special thank you to Extension Educator, Karl Foord for coordination and production of these videos. Enjoy.    

Part 1: Site Assessment

Part 2: Seed Selection

Part 3: Vegetation Control

Part 4: Seedbed Preparation

Part 5: Seeding

Part 6: Fertilizing

Part 7: Erosion Control