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Lawn and turf

vertical leafy vine artMaybe you enjoy maintaining your own lawn or maybe you prefer to hire someone else to do it for you. Either way, you need scientifically current information on how to keep it healthy and looking good with minimum impacts on your pocketbook and environment. Learn how to choose the best turf type for your needs, care for it throughout the season, protect it from Idaho’s most common pests, and¬†select a reliable lawn-maintenance firm.


Turfgrass selection

Types of Grass
Kentucky Bluegrass
Perennial Ryegrass
Tall Fescue
Fine Fescues
Other Grasses
Seed Mixtures/Blends
Establishment

Establishing a Lawn
Site Preparation
Lawn and Turf Fertilization

Fertilizing Lawns
Main Nutrients
How Much to Apply
When to Apply
What Kind of Fertilizer
How to Apply
Low Maintenance Lawns
Mowing

Mowing
Mowing Height
How Often Should I Mow?
Clippings
Mowers & Maintenance
Tuck In Your Lawn for the Winter

Lawn and turf irrigation

Lawn Watering
Type of Grass
Time of Year/Weather Conditions
Type of Soil
Sprinkler Systems
Common lawn pests

Insects
Billbugs
White Grubs
Earthworms
Diseases
Weeds
Thatch

Thatch
Thatch Prevention
Thatch Removal / Management
Choosing lawn care

Choosing a Lawn Care Company