Lawns

A healthy, dense lawn offers numerous benefits to the environment and community. Read University of Wisconsin Extension publications and fact sheets on grass species selection, establishment, fertilization, and maintenance of a healthy lawn.

 Controlling Lawn Weeds


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Dealing with lawn weeds can render more frustration than any other landscape maintenance. The best defense against these pesky weeds is to improve a dense stand of your existing lawn that can out-compete the weeds for space, nutrients, moisture, and light.  However, at times there is a need for herbicide spray when lawn weeds goes rampant. To achieve effective weed control, proper identification of the weed and understanding its life cycle is crucial in product selection and scheduling the application timing for spray.  For help in identifying weeds, bring a live specimen of the entire plant to your local Extension office.


 

Garden Now

Japanese beetle season is just beginning. Learn about their biology, damage, and management:
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