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.

Tips for Participating in No Mow May

No Mow May is a program to leave your lawn unmown for the month of May to create habitat and food sources for early-season pollinators.  While participating in this seems like a no-brainer, there are some important things to consider before you put the mower away for an entire month.  

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Aaron Steil

Aaron Steil

Consumer Horticulture Extension Specialist
Establishing and Maintaining Home Lawns
Weed Management