Home Owner and Property Care Resources
A healthy lawn gives opportunities for exercise and play, and exposure to outdoor greenery can reduce stress, lower blood pressure, reduce muscle tension, improve attention, and can benefit your mental health. Learn more about the role that grassy ares play in our society and our daily lives in Dr. Michael Brownbridge's report Time to Change the Conversation Around Turfgrass.
IMPORTANT HOMEOWNER EDUCATIONAL EVENTS:
These events are designed to give home owners more access to knowledge and information for managing their home lawns. Topics such a fertility, health, weeds, insects, grass types, sustainability, and drought tend to be the most popular discussion points. Tours and workshops will be provided so homeowners and citizens can engage in thought provoking conversations regarding best management practices for grasses in home lawn applications.
LAWN CARE FACT SHEETS AND RESOURCES:
These are fact sheets produced and updated by the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA).
- Soil Testing for home lawns at U of G
- Disease diagnostics for home lawns at U of G
- Lawn Establishment
- Lawn Maintenance
- Lawn Renovation
- Is a Brown Lawn a Dead Lawn
- Putting Your Lawn to Bed for the Winter
PEST MANAGEMENT IN HOME LAWNS:
- Ontario Cosmetic Pesticides Ban
- Ontario Weeds Gallery
- Controlling Weeds in Home Lawns
- Chinch Bug
- Endophyte enhanced grasses for home lawns
- Grubs in Lawns
- European Crane Fly
- Integrated Pest Management for Turf, OMAFRA Publication 845
- Turfgrass Management Recommendations, OMAFRA Publication 384