Wisconsin Lawn Care Calendar

The following lawn care calendar provides an overview of home lawn maintenance. Not all lawns require every maintenance activity. Be sure to customize the care of your lawn to its specific problems and needs.

Lawn Maintenance

Fertilizing, watering, and mowing all help you maintain a healthy lawn. This publication covers these, plus how to deal with lawn problems such as diseases, weeds, soil compaction and renovation of old lawns.

Organic and Reduced-Risk Lawn Care

More and more people wish to move in the direction of creating an organic lawn, or what some people call a natural lawn. This publication helps them decide which route to follow: organic lawn care or reduced-risk lawn care.

Organic Lawn Fertilization

Interest in organic, sustainable gardening has grown to include lawn care practices, including use of organic fertilizers derived from natural sources. Learn how organic and conventional fertilizers differ here.

Lawn Fertilization

A well-maintained lawn is an important asset for the homeowner, the community, and the environment, and fertilization is a vital element of a lawn management program. Learn more here.

Lawn Aeration and Topdressing

Over time, lawns may deteriorate due to soil compaction or excess thatch. Aeration can help build a healthier lawn. This publication describes how with additional tips on topdressing and rolling.

Lawn Establishment & Renovation

John C. Stier Revised:  5/11/2010 Item number:  A3434 Tips for establishing your turf to give your new lawn the best chance for success. Click here to view this publication Download Article

Growing Grass in Shade

Growing grass in shade requires different practices from those used when growing in full sun. This publication outlines management strategies and alternatives for areas where grass just won’t grow.

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