The following are just a few of the many additional resources available to property owners and businesses wanting to dig a little deeper into sustainable lawn and property care practices.


Build Healthy Soil

Build Healthy Soil Video Playlist

When and How to Take a Soil Test
Publication | University of Illinois Extension

Soil and Site Preparation
Website | University of Illinois Extension

Soil Testing for Lawns
Publication | University of Missouri Extension

Soil Testing for Lawns
PublicationPurdue Extension

Interpreting the NDSU Soil Test Analysis for Managing Turfgrass
Publication | North Dakota State University Extension Service

Mowing, Dethatching, Aerifying and Rolling Turf
Publication | Purdue Extension

Compost

Managing Yard Wastes: Clippings and Compost
Publication | Purdue Extension

Mulch Leaves

Mulch leaves into turf for a smart lawn
Publication | Michigan State University Extension

To bag or not to bag?
Article | Michigan State University Extension

Do you really need to rake all your leaves? An Update
Blog Post | University of Minnesota

Mulch Mowing Fall Leaves
Article | Kansas State Research and Extension

Keep mowing to mulch those leaves
Blog Post | Purdue Turfgrass Science

Where you leave your leaves matters!
Infographic | DuPage County and The Conservation Foundation

Donde dejas tus hojas importa!
Infografia | DuPage County and The Conservation Foundation

Leave the Leaves
Webinar | DuPage County & The Conservation Foundation


Right Plant, Right Place

Right Plant, Right Place Video Playlist

Turfgrass

Fine fescues: A review of the species, their improvement, production, establishment, and management
Journal Article | Crop Science

Managing Lawns and Turfgrass
Publication | University of Missouri Extension

Cool-Season Grasses: Lawn Establishment and Renovation
Publication | University of Missouri Extension

Establishment and Care of Zoysiagrass Lawns
Publication | University of Missouri Extension

Managing cool season turfgrass without herbicides: Optimizing maintenance practices to control weeds
Journal Article | Crop Science

Groundcovers as lawn alternatives
Website | University of Illinois Extension

Selecting Grasses
Website | University of Illinois Extension

Making roadsides greener by selecting salt tolerant turfgrasses
Article | University of Minnesota: Turfgrass Science

Fine Fescues: Low Maintenance Species for Turf
Publication | Rutgers Cooperative Research and Extension

Establishing a Lawn from Sod
Publication | Purdue Extension

Zoysiagrass for Indiana
Publication | Purdue Extension

Establishing Turfgrass Areas from Seed
Publication | Purdue Extension

Purchasing Quality Grass Seed for your Lawn
Publication | Purdue Extension

Improving Lawns in the Shade
Publication | Purdue Extension

Native Plants

Conservation@Home
Website | University of Illinois Extension

Midwest Invasive Species Plant List
Website | Midwest Invasive Plant Network

Illinois Wildflowers
Website | Dr. John Hilty

What is a Native Plant?
Website | Indiana Native Plant & Wildflower Society

Native Plant Sales
Website | Illinois Native Plant Society

Illinois Native Plants for the Home Landscape
Publication | Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant

Wildflowers.
Publication | University of Illinois Extension

Pollinator Gardens Design Guide
Publication | United States Department of Agriculture

Healthy Brochure Series
Publication | Chicago Region Tree Initiative


Fertilize Appropriately

Fertilize Appropriately Video Playlist

Turfgrass Fertilization: A Basic Guide for Professional Turfgrass Managers
Publication | Penn State Extension

Passage of Phosphorus-free Lawn Fertilizer Laws by U.S. States
Journal Article | Journal of Natural Resources Policy

Phosphorus Ban Illinois
Legislation | Illinois General Assembly

Fertilizing
Website | Kansas State University

Fertilizing Established Cool-season Lawns: Maximizing Turf Health with Environmentally Responsible Programs
Publication | Purdue Extension

Lawn FAQ: Home Lawn Fertilization
Website | University of Illinois Extension

Fall Fertilization
Blog Post | Purdue Extension

Fertilizer Recommendations 
Blog Post | Turfgrass Science at Purdue University

Fertilizing Schedule for Home Lawns
Website | University of Illinois Extension


Manage Lawn Pests Responsibly

Manage Lawn Pest Responsibly Video Playlist

Best Management Practices for Turf Care and Pollinator Conservation
Publication | North Central IPM Center

Midwest Grows Green
Website | IPM Institute of North America

Introduction to Integrated Pest Management
Website | Environmental Protection Agency

What Is Integrated Pest Management (IPM)?
Website | University of California Statewide Integrated Pest Management Program

Integrated Pest Management for Home Lawns
Publication | Michigan State University Extension

Healthy Lawn, Healthy Environment: Caring for Your Lawn in an Environmentally Friendly Way
Publication | Environmental Protection Agency

Pennsylvania Integrated Pest Management
Publication | Pennsylvania State University

Steps of Integrated Pest Management
Article | Penn State Extension

7 Simple Steps to a Better Home Lawn
Publication | Purdue Extension

Don’t Bag It!
Publication | Purdue Extension

Lawn Care with Minimum Chemical Use
Website | University of Illinois Extension

Integrated Management of Turfgrass Insects
Publication | Purdue Extension

Control of Broadleaf Weeds in Home Lawns
Publication | Purdue Extension

Weeds and Other Problems
Website | University of Illinois Extension

Corn Gluten Meal – A Natural Weed and Feed for Lawns and Gardens
Article | Iowa State University Extension and Outreach

Turf 101: Optimum Mowing Heights for Turf
Blog Post | Turfgrass Science at Purdue University

Mow High for Weed and Grub Control
Article | Michigan State University Extension

Managing White Grubs in Turfgrass
Publication | Purdue Extension


Use Water Efficiently

Use Water Efficiently Video Playlist

Irrigation Practices for Home Lawns.
Publication | Purdue Extension

Watering Guidelines for Home Lawns.
Website | University of Illinois Extension

Facts and Advice on Turf Survival in Drought
Blog Post | Turfgrass Science at Purdue University

List of Drought Qualified Turfgrass Cultivars
Website | Turfgrass Water Conservation Alliance

Alliance for Low Input Sustainable Turf
Website | Alliance for Low Input Sustainable Turf

Rain Friendly Landscaping

Rainscaping Education Program
Website | Purdue Extension

Rain Gardens: A beautiful way to reduce runoff pollution!
Website | Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

Indiana Coastal Rain Garden Manual
Publication | Indiana Department of Natural Resources