Ready for an attractive, healthy and smart lawn? View the resources below to help get you started.
Lawn care and alternatives
- Cool season lawn care and management from eXtension
- Summer lawn care
- Mulch leaves into turf to recycle nutrients
- Video on mulching leaves into turf
- Mowing lawn turf
- Lawn*A*Syst: An environmental risk assessment guide for lawn care
- Nine steps for establishing a new lawn using sod
- Phosphorus and home lawns
- Winter kill of turfgrass
- Have a low maintenance lawn
- Smart lawns for pollinators
- Shady lawn alternatives: Make your shady area the most beautiful place in your yard
Choosing grass for your lawn
- Cultivars of lawns
- Purchasing quality turfgrass seed: Read the label
- Performance of Kentucky bluegrass cultivars in Michigan
- Performance of tall fescue turfgrass cultivars in Michigan
- Turfgrass species and cultivar selection
- Cool season and warm season turfgrass selection from eXtension
- Smart water use: Using the proper amount of water on your lawn
- Irrigation practices to preserve water quality
- Managing yard waste to preserve water quality
- Turf flooding
- What is groundwater?
- Mow at the highest setting to promote deep roots, avoid grub damage, and crowd out weeds
- Dealing with moles
- Video on controlling grubs in lawns and turfgrass
- Home lawn grub control products in Michigan
- Watch for grub damage in the fall and next spring
- White grubs in new sod: What do I do?
June 29, 2017 | Kevin Frank | The MSU Turfgrass Field Day includes presentations and workshops covering golf, lawn and athletic field research.
June 19, 2017 | Kevin Frank | Throughout much of Michigan, lawns are under stress from high temperatures and lack of rainfall.
June 5, 2017 | Cameron Macko | Learn how to identify and stop damage from chinch bugs, European chafers, Japanese beetles and sod webworms with these helpful, updated tip sheets.
May 31, 2017 | Dave Smitley | When to apply grub control products, how reliable they are and why some people are confused about whether they work.
May 24, 2017 | Rebecca Krans | Use these Smart Gardening practices to have a healthy lawn that is more resilient to potential turf problems.
May 22, 2017 | David Smitley | European crane fly adults have been observed during the last three to four weeks. Here are some tips to prevent turf damage.
May 12, 2017 | Howard Russell | Make sure you are using the appropriate timing and treatments when controlling European chafer grubs in turf.
May 8, 2017 | Diane Brown | Nostoc is not easy to control; cyanobacteria have been around for about 3.5 billion years and have survived conditions ranging from volcanoes to the Ice Age.
May 5, 2017 | Kevin Frank | Dandelions, violets and ivy, oh my! Many weeds are currently flowering in turfgrass, but not all require control.
May 1, 2017 | Beth Clawson | Managing standing water near your home and business can help control mosquitoes that transmit disease. Keeping your lawn cut can reduce tick populations.
Find an Expert
Jul 22, 2017 | Independence Oaks County Park Wint Nature Center 9501 Sashabaw Road Clarkston, MI 48304
Jul 22, 2017 | Kent/MSU Extension 775 Ball Avenue, NE Grand Rapids 49503
Jul 27, 2017 | Portage Township Community Building, W17361 Davis St., Curtis, MI 49820
Jul 28, 2017 | Watersmeet Township Community Center, N4660 US Hwy 45, Watersmeet, MI 49969
Aug 24, 2017 – Dec 7, 2017 | Heritage Church - Imlay City Campus, 543 N. Cedar St. (M-24 and M-55), Imlay City, MI 48444