There’s more to lawns than mowing. Lawns are an important part of our landscape. Nearly every Illinoisan owns, maintains, recreates, or uses a lawn for various activities. This website is designed to provide best management practices and current research on lawn care to help you make the decisions for your lawn. Let University of Illinois Extension help you get the lawn you desire.
While commercial marketing campaigns may market an ideal lawn, no two lawns are the same, and it is okay to be different depending on the conditions of your site, budget, your local rules and regulations, and your aesthetics. Whether you want to control dandelions or embrace them, Illinois Extension is here to help guide you toward your perfect lawn.