lawn care

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


New fine fescue resources from UMN Extension

UMN Extension now has new materials on everything you need to know to establish and maintain a fine fescue lawn! Are you interested in a lawn that needs less maintenance? Fine fescues might be what you're looking for. Not only do fine fescues have lower maintenance requirements, they have better tolerance for shade and are adapted to most growing conditions in Minnesota.

Mon, 10/10/2022 - 10:54


UMN Turfgrass Team at Eagan's LakeFest!

A trailer with turfgrass educational displays

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Tue, 05/31/2022 - 21:53


Lawn Care Newsletter

Are you interested in home lawn care? Check out our monthly email newsletters! You can learn the best time to fertilize, how much to water, which fine fescue to use, or how to start a bee lawn, as well as keep up to date on our latest research and events.

Previous issues


Home Lawn Care Newsletter | January 2023

Home Lawn Care Newsletter | November 2022

Home Lawn Care Newsletter | October 2022

Home Lawn Care Newsletter | September 2022

Thu, 05/19/2022 - 09:47


University of Minnesota Turfgrass team in the media – 5/12/22

Check out our team’s latest efforts in educating the public about our work. Eric Watkins was featured in a WCCO news segment: What’s The Purpose Of The ‘No Mow May’ Movement?

Thu, 05/12/2022 - 09:31