lawn care

University of Minnesota Turfgrass team in the media – 11/1/21

Check out our team’s latest efforts in educating the public about our work. Turfgrass extension educator Maggie Reiter was featured on a recent WCCO newscast!

Mon, 11/01/2021 - 20:24


This first step: Know what you’re stepping on

By Andrew Hollman

Mon, 10/25/2021 - 09:45


Shane Evans featured in Metropolitan Council video

Shane Evans, Lawn Water Conservation Educator, was recently featured in Turfgrass Suggestions for the Twin Cities, a video by the The Metropolitan Council. Watch to learn how to enjoy greener grass with less water!

Thu, 09/23/2021 - 12:45


What type of questions did people have at the 2021 Minnesota State Fair?

By Shane Evans

With the cancellation of the State Fair in 2020, the UMN turfgrass research group was primed to interact with, and answer, the many questions State Fair patrons would have. As in years past, the outreach-education booth (Figure 1) was housed within the Agriculture/Horticulture Building in the CFANS wing.  

Wed, 09/22/2021 - 12:16


University of Minnesota Turfgrass team in the media – 9/10/21

Check out our team’s latest efforts in educating the public about our work. Maggie Reiter and Shane Evans were featured in an article on MPR News and Maggie Reiter and Eric Watkins have been on WCCO's Smart Gardens!

Fri, 09/10/2021 - 13:49


University of Minnesota Turfgrass team in the media – 7/21/21

Check out our team’s latest efforts in educating the public about our work. Eric Watkins was featured in a Kare 11 news segment, Maggie Reiter was interviewed in the Star Tribune, and Shane Evans was featured in a Fox 9 news segment!

Wed, 07/21/2021 - 15:59


Bee Lawn Seed

Wondering where to purchase bee lawn seed mix? Below we have compiled local and online vendors of bee lawn seed, as well as companies that install bee lawns. Be sure to contact a company beforehand to check if they have the seed in stock. This list is presented for practical purposes, and in no way implies endorsement of these companies by the University of Minnesota.  If you are a seed vendor and would like your company included in this list, please email Kristine Moncada ([email protected]).

Tue, 06/22/2021 - 12:36


Allow some browning in lawns to conserve water

In Yard and Garden News, Maggie Reiter, Extension turfgrass educator, Shane Evans, lawn water conservation educator, and Florence Breuillin-Sessoms, turfgrass scientist, have written a very timely article. If you are wondering about your brown lawn, make sure to read Allow some browning in lawns to conserve water for tips on handling this hot and dry weather.

Fri, 06/18/2021 - 13:00


UMN Turfgrass Team at Badger Park grand opening in Shorewood!

Person in front of display speaking to others in a park

On Wednesday, June 16, 2021 from 6-8pm, the city of Shorewood will have

Mon, 06/14/2021 - 17:34


Mow the no-mow?

By Ryan Schwab

“No-mow” is a loose term we often use to describe a low input, grassy area that grows out higher than a typical turfgrass stand. The grass may flop over onto itself, go to seed, or create a clumpy pasture-like appearance (Figure 1). In Minnesota, fine fescues (Festuca spp.) are typically used in no-mow residential lawns or golf course roughs. Despite the term “no-mow” these may be mowed infrequently to create the desired aesthetic.

Tue, 05/25/2021 - 12:17