By Andrew Hollman
Check out our team’s latest efforts in educating the public about our work. Eric Watkins was interviewed for an article in Better Homes & Gardens. Read What Is a Bee Lawn? Plus How to Plant One by Anne Readel to learn about planting and maintaining a bee lawn.
Check out our team’s latest efforts in educating the public about our work. Turfgrass Extension Educator Jon Trappe was featured in a local news segment.
Watch New research has scientists rethinking the popular No Mow May idea from a Kare 11 broadcast on April 27, 2023!
Check out our team’s latest efforts in educating the public about our work. Turfgrass Extension Educator Jon Trappe wrote a blog post for Yard and Garden News and has been featured in a video presentation with the UMN Bee Lab!
By Andrew Hollman
Although up to recently there was still snow on the ground, clear days with abundant sunshine bring hope of new growth on the vegetation in our landscapes and memories of warmer days.
Check out our team’s latest efforts in educating the public about our work. An article on bee lawns for Sierra, the magazine for the Sierra Club, features comments from Eric Watkins.
See Inside the Rise of Bee Lawns by Anne Readel on the Sierra Club website for the full article!
Learn more about our research! A new, open access article by James Wolfin, Eric Watkins, Ian Lane, Zachary Portman, and Marla Spivak has been published in the journal Urban Ecosystems. This article discusses the research behind one of our most popular topics - bee lawns. The authors found that low-growing flowers planted in turfgrass lawns can support diverse bee pollinators.
Wolfin, J., Watkins, E., Lane, I., Portman, Z.M. and Spivak, M. 2023. Floral enhancement of turfgrass lawns benefits wild bees and honey bees (Apis mellifera). Urban Ecosyst. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11252-023-01339-7
By Ryan Schwab and Jillian Turbeville
Check out our team’s latest efforts in educating the public about our work. Kristine Moncada and Maggie Reiter wrote an article for UMN Extension Yard and Garden News!
Read the article - Dormant seeding bee lawns - to find out the latest on dormant seeding a bee lawn this fall. To learn more about dormant seeding a regular turfgrass lawn, check out another article from Extension - Dormant seeding.