Groundcover plants are low growing perennials that spread by trailing stems and cover an area of the ground. Groundcovers provide an excellent alternative for turfgrasses in shade and other tough areas in the landscape. Established groundcovers require relatively low maintenance, outcompete weeds, reduce soil erosion, provide habitat for pollinators, and enhance aesthetic beauty in the landscape.
By: Paul Koch, Associate Professor, Department of Plant Pathology Fall is a good time of year to give your lawn some TLC. In this video, learn about lawn fertilizer requirements and recommendations for this time of year, aeration and overseeding, and the basics of weed control. Fall is the best time of year to work […]
Save money and protect the environment by having your soil tested before applying lime and fertilizer. This concise publication tells you when and how to sample and where to send it for testing.
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.
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.
R.C. Newman Revised: 5/11/2010 Item number: A1827 This 12-page publication will help you identify the 30 most common grass species in Wisconsin turf.
Supina bluegrass is a potential new grass for areas with dense shade or high traffic. Read this publication to find out where supina bluegrass should and should not be planted, and how to care for it.