lawn care

An overseeding success story

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?

University of Minnesota Turfgrass team in the media – 9/17/23

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:

Is this plant pretty or pretty invasive?

By Ryan Schwab

UMN Turfgrass Team at 2 events on 9/16/23!

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.

UMN Turfgrass Team at Slice of Shoreview!

an outdoor diplay of educational turfgrass materials

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.

UMN Turfgrass Team at Victoria Farmers Market!

A turfgrass educational booth at a farmers market

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.

Seeding your lawn in June or July? You might want to wait

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. 

UMN Turfgrass Team at Eagan Market Fest!

an outdoor diplay of educational turfgrass materials

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.

UMN Turfgrass Team at Coon Rapids Summer in the City Meetings!

a woman explaining lawn care to a family of three at an outdoor educational event

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: