lawn care

UMN Turfgrass Team at Harrisons Bay Association's event this Saturday!

a display of turfgrass educational materials outside at an event

The UMN Turfgrass Science team will be at the Harrisons Bay Association's rain barrel distribution event this Saturday, June 3, 2023 from 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. at Veteran’s Memorial Park in Mound, MN. 

Thu, 06/01/2023 - 21:27


UMN Turfgrass Team at two events this week!

an outdoor diplay of educational turfgrass materials

The UMN Turfgrass Science team will be at two events this week!

Mon, 05/15/2023 - 11:04


UMN Turfgrass Team at City of Andover Tree Time event!

a woman talking to residents at an outdoor event

The UMN Turfgrass Science team will be at the City of Andover's Tree Time event this Saturday, May 13, 2023 from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm.

Wed, 05/10/2023 - 12:15


Slow Mow Summer - a video from the UMN Bee Lab

Have you wondered about No Mow May? Maybe you should consider Slow Mow Summer instead! Turfgrass Extension Educator Jon Trappe and former graduate student James Wolfin were recently featured in a presentation with the University of Minnesota Bee Lab. They discuss the concept of Slow Mow Summer, which is a way to manage your lawn to be more friendly to pollinators while also maintaining a healthy lawn. Learn more in the Slow Mow Summer video recorded on March 30, 2023.

Tue, 04/25/2023 - 08:53


UMN Turfgrass Team at two events this weekend!

turfgrass educational displays at two different events

The UMN Turfgrass Science team will be at both of the following events this Saturday!

Tue, 04/18/2023 - 09:16


Dormant planting demonstrations

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.

Wed, 04/12/2023 - 12:22


Help with lawn water conservation

By Gary Deters

Thu, 01/19/2023 - 08:39


Learn more about our irrigation efficiency outreach efforts

By Kim Sullivan, Anoka County Master Gardener

Thu, 01/05/2023 - 13:08


WCCO Smart Gardens Podcast - 11/5/22

WCCO’s Smart Gardens November 5, 2022 podcast features Jon Trappe and Julie Weisenhorn answering listeners' questions on gardening and lawns. Listen to the podcast to learn more about dormant seeding, treating grubs, height to mow going into winter, and lawn recovery from drought.

Mon, 11/07/2022 - 13:27


Late fall lawn care

a lawn covered with fallen leaves

Make sure to read the latest blog post on late fall lawn care in UMN Yard and Garden News! Extension turfgrass educator Jon Trappe gives advice on mowing height, leaf litter, dormant seeding and more.

Mon, 11/07/2022 - 10:05