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Lawn care

Environmental benefits of a healthy, sustainable lawn

Lawn areas are an important part of preserving and protecting soil, air, and water resources.

Sustainable lawn care calendar and growth cycle

The first step in any lawn care plan is to provide an ideal environment for growth of grass plants.

Turf management for increased infiltration

Healthy turf and soils can mean cleaner surface water in our communities and provide for reductions runoff volume.


Lawn care glossary

A glossary of lawn care terms.

Application guide for lawn and garden products

A guide to assist homeowners and gardeners to safely mix and apply horticultural chemicals. (145 K PDF) – Minnesota Department of Agriculture

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