Ready for an attractive, healthy and smart lawn? View the resources below to help get you started.
Smart Gardening: Leaf Mulching
Video on mulching leaves into turf
Smart Gardening: Controlling Grubs
Learn how to mow your lawn, how to fertilize and how much to water your lawn to control grubs.
Published on April 30, 2012
Michigan State University (MSU) Extension home lawn and garden soil test mailer and soil test website give home gardeners the tools they need to grow healthy plants, protect the environment and save money.
Published on April 13, 2012
Watch for thin turf, dead patches, and skunk digging, as these could be signs that European chafer grubs are infesting your lawn.
Published on April 11, 2012
Yes, your lawn can freeze. Recent low nighttime temperatures below 30°F have resulted in freeze injury on turf.
Published on February 21, 2012
Become a riparian steward by taking simple steps to manage shoreline property.
Published on November 16, 2011
Unsure what to get the gardener in your life this holiday season? We polled MSU Extension educators to learn what’s on their wish list (and perhaps on yours, too).
Published on November 8, 2011
Applying a winterizer fertilizer this time of year will help rebuild turf by providing the nutrients needed to build up the root system and leave you with a healthier, thicker lawn in the spring.
Published on October 20, 2011
The weather may be growing cooler, but don’t take a gardening rest just yet! The time for “R&R” will come when you’ve properly prepared your beds for winter and next spring.
Published on October 10, 2011
Mowing turf to 3.5 inches will help it develop a larger root mass that can recover from grub damage with less pesticide use.
Published on August 29, 2011
Grasses are the ultimate tough plant for the ultimate tough place – Michigan.
Published on August 26, 2011
Most of the damage is over with for this year, but it’s not too late to check for chinch bug damage and spot-spray infested areas.
Published on August 16, 2011
Late summer offers a host of rewarding gardening work that produces both beauty and bounty.
Published on July 22, 2011
The hot and dry summer weeks can severely stress our trees, shrubs and lawns, but homeowners can easily protect.
Published on July 21, 2011
Implementing environmentally friendly gardening practices can avoid waste and help protect water quality.
Published on July 1, 2011
If you haven’t taken steps to deter grubs and your lawn has suffered from grub damage in the past, now is the time to apply an insecticide.