Cultural Practices

Looking for the best way to grow green grass? Find expert advice on lawn mowing, irrigation, and managing grass through the seasons. Get lawn care maintenance tips and information on managing thatch and how to aerate turfgrass.

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Tips to Improve Your Lawn Care Program This Fall
Tips to Improve Your Lawn Care Program This Fall - Articles Articles
As nighttime temperatures dip into the low 50s and the days continue to get shorter, one thing is certain; fall is coming. More
Principles of Turfgrass Irrigation
Principles of Turfgrass Irrigation - Articles Articles
While the basic concepts of a good watering program may appear simple, in actual practice there are many and varied problems associated with the successful application of each. More
Mowing Turfgrasses
Mowing Turfgrasses - Articles Articles

Mowing Turfgrasses

Jayson K. Harper, Ph.D., John C. Harper II

Grass cutting is the major time-consuming operation in the maintenance of any turfgrass area. More
Managing Thatch in Lawns
Managing Thatch in Lawns - Articles Articles

Managing Thatch in Lawns

Peter Landschoot, Ph.D.

Thatch can have either beneficial or detrimental effects on turf depending on the amount present. More
Lawn Management Through the Seasons
Lawn Management Through the Seasons - Articles Articles

Lawn Management Through the Seasons

Peter Landschoot, Ph.D.

Successful management of home lawns depends on proper selection and management of turfgrasses. More
Liming Turfgrass Areas Liming Turfgrass Areas - Articles

Liming Turfgrass Areas

Peter Landschoot, Ph.D.

Soil acidity is determined by a soil test, however, not all soil tests provide accurate information on how much lime should be applied. More
Irrigation Water Quality Guidelines for Turfgrass Sites
Irrigation Water Quality Guidelines for Turfgrass Sites - Articles Articles
Irrigation water quality is becoming an important issue for managers of golf courses, athletic fields, and institutional grounds in Pennsylvania. More
Growing Turf Under Shaded Conditions
Growing Turf Under Shaded Conditions - Articles Articles

Growing Turf Under Shaded Conditions

Jayson K. Harper, Ph.D., John C. Harper II

The establishment and management of quality turfgrass under shaded conditions often is possible if the basic requirements for turfgrass growth are known and understood. More
Penn State Department of Plant Pathology & Environmental Microbiology Archives, Penn State, Bugwood.org
Diagnosing Turfgrass Problems - Articles Articles
The cause of turfgrass damage is often difficult to determine if considerable time has elapsed between damage and diagnosis. More
William M. Brown Jr., Bugwood.org
Aeration of Turfgrass Areas - Articles Articles

Aeration of Turfgrass Areas

Jayson K. Harper, Ph.D., John C. Harper II

Mechanical aeration provides an excellent, and probably the only, means of correcting or alleviating soil compaction which may be quite serious on many lawn areas. More