Establishing a Turf Area


Building a Backyard Putting Green (AGRY-98-01)

Purdue Extension Publication

Location Full sun – The green should be located in full sun for optimum turf growth and performance. Air movement – Locate the green so the wind (air flow) is not blocked by trees or buildings. Do not locate the green in a depression or low area. Construction Surface drainage – Contours on the green […]

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Establishing a Lawn from Sod (AY-28-W)

Purdue Extension Publication

This publication for both professionals and homeowners explains what to consider when selecting sod, how to prepare a site for sod installation, when and how to install sod, and how to maintain the sod after installation.

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Purchasing Quality Grass Seed for Your Lawn (AY-25-W)

Purdue Extension Publication

This publication provides help when selecting turfgrass for different lawns. Things to look for on a bag of quality grass seed are also covered. It also defines key terms that are used with planting and maintaining turfgrasses.

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Seeding a Turf Area in the Spring (AY-20-W)

Purdue Extension Publication

This publication provides turf seeding guidelines in the spring for established turf areas and new turf areas.


Zoysiagrass for Indiana (AY-6-W)

Purdue Extension Publication

This publication provides suggestions on establishing and maintaining midwestern lawns composed of zoysia and bermuda grass.

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Establishing Lawn Areas From Seed (AY-3-W)

Purdue Extension Publication

This provides guidelines for establishng lawns from seed rather than from sod. It includes information on variety selection, seedbed preparation, watering, and weed control for newly established turfgrass areas.

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