Natural Lawn Care

Lawn Maintenance

Air Emissions Fact Sheet: Learn about the effects of lawn equipment on our air quality.

Lawn2Lake Midwest - Natural Lawn Care: Work with nature, grow healthy lawns. protect lakes, rivers & streams. Find a wealth of resources on how to practice natural lawn care.

Products for Your Natural Lawn: This factsheet provides recommendations for organic fertilizers and amendments to improve the health of your lawn.

Turfgrass Weeds: Learn how to identify different common lawn weeds.

Turfgrass Science at Purdue University: Explore a wealth of resources on lawn management, disease, and more tips.

Beyond the Turf Lawn

Lawn Alternatives to Turfgrass: Tired of turf lawns that require maintenance, but offer little benefits? Learn about alternatives to traditional lawns such as pollinator lawns and groundcover options.

Low-Maintenance Turfgrass Alternatives: Find recommendations for grasses and sedges that are easier to maintain and require less input than your typical turfgrass.

Creeping charlie in bloom, dark green leaves and purple flowers
Creeping Charlie (Glechoma hederacea) Credit: Elizabeth McDermott
Spring beauty flowers in bloom
Spring Beauty (Claytonia virginica) Credit: Elizabeth McDermott