Extension and Outreach Offers Summer Lawn Care Tips

AMES, Iowa — Spring has finally arrived, and with it, the need for yard maintenance.

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach provides many resources on lawn care for homeowners, including several publications available online:

Proper mowing practices play a vital role in helping to maintain a healthy, sustainable home lawn. The Mowing Your Lawn publication lists proper mowing heights, and how often homeowners should mow their lawns.

Managing weeds is vital to maintaining a healthy lawn, as well. The Lawn Weeds and Their Control publication provides descriptions of common lawn weeds and suggests methods of getting rid of them.

Homeowners can find additional information in the Yard and Garden resources on the Extension and Outreach website, or by directing specific questions to the Hortline: 515-294-3108 (10 a.m. to noon and 1-4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday) or hortline@iastate.edu. Answers to frequently asked questions can be found on the Yard and Garden FAQs website.

For more information on lawn care, visit the ISU Extension and Outreach online store, at https://store.extension.iastate.edu.



Most people think that lawn

Most people think that lawn care is simple and a no-brainer, but there's actually a lot to consider if you want a beautiful and healthy lawn. So as a lawn care professional, I'm glad to see Iowa State University Extension and Outreach providing tips and advice to homeowners. Keep up the great work.

A beautiful and well

A beautiful and well maintained lawn can make your house look beautiful. But now people are adopting organic lawn care and avoiding the use of synthetic fertilizers or chemicals in the lawn rather they are opting for natural manures and composts. Spring is a wonderful time to take care of the garden and mowing is very important. Proper mowing will make the lawn soil healthy.

Properly maintained lawns

Properly maintained lawns always look better especially if it is landscaped. Having knowledge about lawns and lawn maintenance is important for people to be able to do the moving themselves. Some people still hire professionals which can be quite expensive.

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