Species and Cultivars

Information on selecting the best species and cultivars of turfgrass, including turfgrass establishment and the structures, growth and development of cool-season grasses. Tips on lawn establishment, management, renovation and mowing turfgrasses.

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Photo: Pete Landschoot, Penn State
Evaluation of New Bentgrasses for Golf Course Fairways and Tees - Articles Articles
Choosing the right cultivar or blend of cultivars for your particular situation is important for long-term performance of your fairways and tees. More
Photo: P. Landschoot, Penn State
Evaluation of Some New Bentgrasses for Putting Greens - Articles Articles
Choosing the right bentgrass cultivar is critical for long-term performance of your putting surfaces. More
Ornamentals and Deer: Realities and Landscape Plant Options
Ornamentals and Deer: Realities and Landscape Plant Options - Articles Articles

Ornamentals and Deer: Realities and Landscape Plant Options

Jim Sellmer, Ph.D., Gary San Julian, Ph.D., Rick Bates, Ph.D.

There is much frustration toward the prevalence of deer and the damage they cause. More
Turfgrass Species for Pennsylvania
Turfgrass Species for Pennsylvania - Articles Articles

Turfgrass Species for Pennsylvania

Peter Landschoot, Ph.D.

Turfgrasses are fine-textured grass species that form a uniform, persistent population of plants and that tolerate traffic and low mowing heights (usually two inches or below). More
High School Athletic-Field Conditions and Injuries
High School Athletic-Field Conditions and Injuries - Articles Articles
The condition of a playing field is not only of aesthetic importance, but it also may affect play and player safety. More
Turfgrass Seed and Seed Mixtures Turfgrass Seed and Seed Mixtures - Articles

Turfgrass Seed and Seed Mixtures

Peter Landschoot, Ph.D.

One of the most important steps in turfgrass establishment is the selection of high quality seed or a seed mixture that is adapted to the site conditions and intended use of the turf. More
Turfgrass Establishment
Turfgrass Establishment - Articles Articles

Turfgrass Establishment

Peter Landschoot, Ph.D.

This article describes the general steps in turfgrass establishment. More
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Renovation of Lawns - Articles Articles

Renovation of Lawns

Peter Landschoot, Ph.D.

Lawn renovation is a time-consuming process that should not be undertaken unless steps are taken to correct the underlying cause of turf deterioration. 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
Factors Affecting Green Speed
Factors Affecting Green Speed - Articles Articles
In golf, successfully managed greens are often associated with speed. Speed alone, however, does not symbolize a good or healthy golf green. More
Information on Seed Packets Information on Seed Packets - Articles

Information on Seed Packets

Elsa Sanchez, Ph.D.

When considering starting your plants from seed, it is useful to know what information is found on the seed packet. More
Snow Removal from Synthetic In-Filled Systems
Snow Removal from Synthetic In-Filled Systems - Articles Articles
There are a couple of options that can be used to successfully remove snow depending on the situation. More
The Cool-Season Turfgrasses: Basic Structures, Growth and Development
The Cool-Season Turfgrasses: Basic Structures, Growth and Development - Articles Articles
This article covers the basic structures of grass plants, how they grow and develop, and how to identify the different species of cool-season turfgrasses. More
The Cool-season Turfgrasses: Identification
The Cool-season Turfgrasses: Identification - Articles Articles
To develop successful lawn management programs and avoid problems, you must be able to identify turfgrass species. More
Lynn Sosnoskie, University of Georgia, Bugwood.org
Calculating the Price of Pure Live Seed - Articles Articles
How to calculate the cost of seed. More
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