By Gary Deters
Overseeding into an existing yard can be very difficult because there are many different scenarios, challenges, and questions that go into the decision. What to do? What kind of seed? Where to buy seed? How much seed do I use? Do I need to prep the area? How much water is required to get the seed to germinate? What do I do after the seeds germinate?
Check out our team’s latest efforts in educating the public about our work. Extension Educator Jon Trappe was interviewed for two news stories. Don't miss:
- When's the best time for lawn care? Right now in the StarTribune
- Would a natural grass field be possible at US Bank Stadium? from Fox 9 News
The UMN Turfgrass Science team will be at two events this Saturday, September 16, 2023. We will be at the Columbus Fall Fest at 16319 Kettle River Blvd. NE, Columbus, MN 55025 from 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. We will also be at the Community Celebration and Bird Festival at 8312 Neal Ave N, Stillwater, MN 55082 from 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
By Kristine Moncada
The UMN Turfgrass Science team will be at Slice of Shoreview, located at Island Lake County Park (3611 Victoria St N, Shoreview, MN 55126), on Saturday, July 22, 2023 from noon to 5:00 p.m.
The UMN Turfgrass Science team will be at the Victoria Farmers Market, located at Enki Brewing (1495 Stieger Lake Lane, Victoria, MN 55386), on Thursday, June 29, 2023 from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m.
By Gary Deters
Establishing lawns from seed can sometimes be difficult even under ideal growing conditions, and there are many considerations when putting seed on the ground for small repairs as well. Spring is a time when successful lawn seeding is possible, but soil temperatures in early spring are cold which can prohibit rapid germination and establishment. We have now entered the beginning of summer when growing turfgrass from seed becomes even more difficult and we do not normally recommend seeding your lawn this time of the year.
The UMN Turfgrass Science team will be at Eagan Market Fest, located at the Eagan Festival Grounds (1501 Central Parkway, Eagan, MN), on Wednesday, June 21, 2023 from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m.
The UMN Turfgrass Science team will be at three Summer in the City Neighborhood Meetings in Coon Rapids parks this summer. The events will be: