Metropolitan Council

EPA award for water conservation collaboration

For the past several years, we have partnered with the Metropolitan Council on the Twin Cities Lawn Irrigation Efficiency Study.


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.


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:


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. 


The risks of mowing green grass during summer drought

By Jillian Turbeville

When it comes to lawn management, droughts in the Midwest have become a topic of concern. Generally, homeowners will mow their lawn in a scheduled manner (once a week) or based on grass growth rate (⅓ rule), but should we mow based on how stressed the grasses are? Although this can be partially unrealistic, having a basic understanding of how your lawn responds to times of heat and drought in summer may help keep your grass greener for a longer period of time. 


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!