Lawns do not have to be meticulously managed to be healthy and look good. Selecting the right species and varieties, fertilizing one to three times per year, proper mowing and thatch management, and timely summer watering contribute to keeping the lawn healthy.
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General lawn care
- "Lawns" article (PDF) Offers lawn care suggestions, including establishment, fertilization, watering, mowing, and insect, disease, and weed control tips. Note: 4 pages, FS 174:12, 2001.
- Turf problems: using plants as indicators (PDF) Offers lawn care suggestions, including establishment, fertilization, watering, mowing, and insect, disease, and weed control tips. Note: 4 pages, FS 174:12, 2001.
- Lawns resource area
- Extension's Master Gardener Program Invaluable resources on lawn care. [Extension partner site]
UVM participates in eXtension: A national organization creating rich education for local Extension programs.
- See above "Lawns" article
- "Managing Phosphorous on Lawns: Low P, No P and "Lake Friendly" Programs" article (PDF) Environmental impact of excess phosphorus (P) on lawns and ways to reduce P runoff into streams and lakes. Note: 1 page, OH 79, 2004.
- "Nitrogen and Lawns" article (PDF) Discussion of negative impact of too much nitrogen (N) on lawns and ways to reduce fertilization and N leaching into ground water. Note: 1 page, OH 80, 2004.
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