Kristine Moncada

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


University of Minnesota Turfgrass team in the media – 11/9/21

Check out our team’s latest efforts in educating the public about our work. Kristine Moncada and Maggie Reiter wrote an article for UMN Extension Yard and Garden News!

Read the article - Dormant seeding bee lawns - to find out the latest on dormant seeding a bee lawn this fall. To learn more about dormant seeding a regular turfgrass lawn, check out another article from Extension - Dormant seeding.

Tue, 11/09/2021 - 15:13


New bee lawn resources from UMN Extension

UMN Extension now has new materials on everything you need to know to grow your own bee lawn! UMN researchers have spent several years studying bee lawns and the pollinators that benefit from them. These resources (written by Turfgrass Scientist Kristine Moncada, Turfgrass Extension Educator Maggie Reiter and James Wolfin of Metro Blooms) combine the results of all this work so everyone can learn the steps in establishing and maintaining a bee lawn. Don’t forget to consult the new page, Planting and maintaining a bee lawn, for all your bee lawn questions.

Tue, 08/24/2021 - 13:42


University of Minnesota Turfgrass team in the media – 3/28/21

Check out our team’s latest efforts in educating the public about our work. Extension Educator Maggie Reiter wrote an article in Yard and Garden News and Kristine Moncada wrote an article for the Low Input Turf blog!

Sun, 03/28/2021 - 20:52


Video: Winterizing Your Lawn

This video is a recording of a webinar we conducted on September 29, 2020 as part of the Twin Cities Lawn Irrigation Efficiency Study funded by the Metropolitan Council and the Clean Water, Land and Legacy Amendment. We also have a PDF of PowerPoint slides from the presentation.

Thu, 10/01/2020 - 14:07


Video: Lawn Care Best Management Practices

This video is a recording of a webinar we conducted on September 8, 2020 as part of the Twin Cities Lawn Irrigation Efficiency Study funded by the Metropolitan Council and the Clean Water, Land and Legacy Amendment. We also have a PDF of PowerPoint slides from the presentation.

Thu, 09/10/2020 - 15:16


Video: Turfgrass Species for Low-Input Minnesota Lawns

This video is a recording of a webinar we conducted on August 18, 2020 as part of the Twin Cities Lawn Irrigation Efficiency Study funded by the Metropolitan Council and the Clean Water, Land and Legacy Amendment. We also have a PDF of PowerPoint slides from the presentation.

Fri, 08/21/2020 - 15:45


Video: Learning to Control Your Irrigation Controller

This video is a recording of a webinar we conducted on July 28, 2020 as part of the Twin Cities Lawn Irrigation Efficiency Study funded by the Metropolitan Council and the Clean Water, Land and Legacy Amendment. We also have a PDF of PowerPoint slides from the presentation.

Tue, 08/18/2020 - 10:05