Lawn and Turf

Lawn and Turf

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Learn about how to grow and maintain beautiful lawns in Iowa in an environmentally responsible way. Find information on seeding, sodding, watering, weeding, fertilizing, and mowing lawns to keep the yard looking its best.

Core Aeration of Lawns

Core aeration is a great way to improve the health of your lawn.  Aeration relieves soil compaction, improves water and nutrient movement in the soil, and prevents thatch accumulation.  Aeration improves the growing conditions for the turfgrass plants and results in a healthier, more vigorous lawn.   

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Aaron Steil

Aaron Steil

Consumer Horticulture Extension Specialist
Establishing and Maintaining Home Lawns
Weed Management