The home lawn is an integral part of the total landscape. It provides a setting for trees and ornamentals, as well as the home. The lawn also provides a setting for outdoor family activity. A well-maintained lawn increases the value of residential property.

Successful home-lawn management begins by growing a turfgrass adapted to the wide fluctuations in temperature and moisture found in Oklahoma. It should also be suited to your personal needs and interests, as well as to any physical or environmental limitations of the site, such as shade, no supplemental water, or poor soil conditions. For information about choosing a lawngrass.

The best adapted turfgrass will perform only as well as the lawn-management practices it receives. Correct and timely fertilization, watering, mowing, and pest control (weeds, insects, and diseases) will ensure your turfgrass of obtain- ing its potential for quality and adaptation. This fact sheet was prepared to describe how to properly care for a lawn in Oklahoma.

Oklahoma State University fact sheets on turf grass care: Turfgrass-lawn, yard, & garden
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