Phenology is a branch of science that studies the life cycles of plants and animals with seasonal changes and weather. Learn more in this factsheet.
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.
Learn how to calibrate your spreader to apply the right amount of lime or fertilizer to your lawn or garden.
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.
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 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.
Wisconsin is prone to dry spells during the summer months, causing our lawns to suffer. This article describes ways to help your lawn survive and recover from these periods of drought.
Proper soil pH allows plants to efficiently take up nutrients. Learn how to reduce high soil pH in this factsheet.
This publication can help you identify some of the most common lawn problems you may encounter, and how to manage them.
This 32-page publication is packed with crisp pictures and detailed descriptions of turf diseases. Includes options for curing the problems along with turf care and maintenance tips.
This publication describes pest management options available to professional turfgrass managers to keep turf in top condition while limiting potential harm to the environment.
The need for insecticides on home lawns in Wisconsin is rare. Learn what is available to homeowners to control specific pests that may occur in this factsheet.