Lawns are not only aesthetically important; they have many environmental benefits, as well. While maintaining lawns using 100 percent environmentally friendly practices may not be possible, it is possible to have a high quality lawn while also reducing the impact on the environment. This guide will walk homeowners through a series of season-by-season steps that are important for keeping lawns looking thick and healthy, while at the same time reducing pests and the need for chemicals and other inputs. Fewer inputs means less negative impact on the environment.
Considering the Environment in the Maintenance of Your Kentucky Lawn – A Season by Season Approach (ID-222) is available online.
For additional publications on turfgrass diseases, visit the UK Plant Pathology Extension Publications webpage.
Cheryl Kaiser, Extension Plant Pathology Support and Paul Vincelli, Extension Plant Pathologist