Skip to Main navigation Skip to Left navigation Skip to Main content Skip to Footer

University of Minnesota Extension

Extension > Garden > SULIS > Maintenance > Sustainable Lawncare Information Series > Turfgrass Selection for Sustainable Lawns > Lawn Sustainability and Links to More Information on Grass Seed Selection 

Lawn Sustainability and Links to More Information on Grass Seed Selection 

Sustainability of a lawn area does not necessarily mean a lawn with very low-maintenance requirements. To create a sustainable condition in a lawn area, select the right plant, one that is adapted to the maintenance levels of that site. The wrong species or varieties placed under conditions for which they have not been developed or selected will only increase the need for higher maintenance and may even result in outright failure of the lawn. Where much lower maintenance is desired, the first step in the program may be to introduce turf varieties adapted to those conditions before a sustainable condition for that site is achieved. Remember, right plant - right place - right function is just as important for our lawn grasses as tree, shrub, and flower placement.
For more on grass seed selection see:

Grass Seed Selection
Species Selection
National Turfgrass Evaluation Program

Proceed to Relevant Extension Publications and Factsheets

Back to Using Native Prairie Grasses in the Home Landscape

SULIS Sustainable Lawncare Information Series

  • © Regents of the University of Minnesota. All rights reserved.
  • The University of Minnesota is an equal opportunity educator and employer. Privacy