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Links and Reviews for Lawn Challenge

The following 75 sites have linked to our Lawn Challenge website. Links to commercial products or enterprises do not constitute endorsement by University of Illinois Extension.

Addison Library
http://www.addisonlibrary.org/linkedContent.aspx?pageId=45&elementId=1904
"Easy lawn care lessons from the University of Illinois Cooperative Extension Service. Managing weeds, pests, and thatch and dealing with problem sites are discussed."

Alexa
http://www.alexa.com/browse/general/?&CategoryID=53760&mode=general&Start=1&SortBy=Popularity
"University of Illinois Extension guide to lawn care; includes quizzes to test your knowledge."

All About Lawns - About Lawn Aerators and Slit-Seeders - Source
http://www.allaboutlawns.com/lawn-maintenance-care/planting-and-repair/lawn-aerators-and-slit-seeders-9843.php

All Experts - Landscaping & Design - Ground Cover
http://en.allexperts.com/q/Landscaping-Design-724/2008/1/Ground-Cover-preferably-evergreen.htm

All Experts - Landscaping - Lawns - Dead Lawn
http://en.allexperts.com/q/Lawns-725/Dead-lawn-5.htm
"What I like about your Cooperative Extension is that they have a little test you can take to expand your understanding of Grass and Lawns. We should all be so lucky! Take a look: http://www.urbanext.uiuc.edu/lawnchallenge/ This is a great service that everybody should pay more attention to."

All Experts.com - Lawns - Dead lawn
http://en.allexperts.com/q/Lawns-725/Dead-lawn-5.htm
"What I like about your Cooperative Extension is that they have a little test you can take to expand your understanding of Grass and Lawns. We should all be so lucky! Take a look: http://www.urbanext.uiuc.edu/lawnchallenge/ Your tax dollars at work. This is a great service that everybody should pay more attention to"

Augusta Georgia
http://www.augustaga.gov/cFiles/linkpass.asp?site=www.urbanext.uiuc.edu/lawnchallenge/lesson4.html

Austin, Texas Smart Home Services - Lawn Diseases
http://www.austinsmarthomeservices.com/lawndiseases.htm

Backyard Gardener
http://www.backyardgardener.com/lawn/index.html

Backyard Gardener
http://www.backyardgardener.com/lawn/

BackyardGardener.com
http://backyardgardener.com/lawn/

BackyardGardener.com
http://www.backyardgardener.com/lawn/

Best of the Web - Landscaping - Lawns
http://botw.org/new/Home/04072007.cfm
"Lawn Challenge - Lessons include lawn grasses, seeding and sodding lawns, watering, mowing and fertilizing, and weed problems."

Cherry Hills Homeowners Association - Local Resources - Yard & Garden
http://www.cherryhillsassoc.com/local_garden.html

Chesapeake Conservation Landscape Council
http://www.chesapeakelandscape.org/Guid1207 .pdf

Chicago Botanic Garden
http://www.chicago-botanic.org/plantinfo/PlantInfoLinks.html

Chicago Tribune - Chicago Gardener - Blog - The Beauty of Brown Grass
http://featuresblogs.chicagotribune.com/chicago_gardener/2007/06/the-beauty-of-b.html

Child's Play Orgainc Lawns - Related Links - Sources of Lawn Care
http://www.childsplayorganiclawns.com/cust-service/links.html

Child's Play Organic Lawns - Organic Fertilizers and Lawn Care Programs - Related Links
http://www.childsplayorganiclawns.com/cust-service/links.html

Donnan.com - FAQS - Lawns
http://www.donnan.com/faqs.htm

EPA.gov - Resource Conserving Landscaping - Sources
http://www.epa.gov/waste/conserve/rrr/greenscapes/tools/landscape.pdf

Excite France Web Directory
http://www.excite.fr/directory/Home/Gardens/Landscaping/Lawns

Excite UK Web Directory
http://www.excite.co.uk/directory/Home/Gardens/Landscaping/Lawns
"University of Illinois Extension guide to lawn care; includes quizzes to test your knowledge."

Federal Citizen Information Center
http://www.pueblo.gsa.gov/cfocus/cfhomemaintenance03/t_focus.htm

Federal Citizen Information Center - Consumer Focus: Gardening
http://www.pueblo.gsa.gov/cfocus/cfgardening02/focus.htm

Google Directory
http://www.google.com/Top/Home/Gardening/Landscaping/Lawns/
"Fact sheets detailing a range of topics when caring for lawns. From the University of Illinois."

Helpful Gardener - Gardening Forum - Lawn Burning
http://www.helpfulgardener.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=3650

Home Harvest Garden Supply - Lawn Care Resources
http://www.homeharvest.com/linkslawncare.htm

IFAS Extension - Renovating Your Lawn
http://gardeningsolutions.ifas.ufl.edu/giam/plants_and_grasses/grasses_lawncare/lawn_renov.html

Lawn Care Forum - GardenWeb - Overseeding Help
http://forums2.gardenweb.com/forums/load/lawns/msg090851536825.html
"Here is a link that might be useful: Good lawn info"

Lawn Servicing - Lawn Care - Links
http://www.lawnservicing.com/lawn-care.htm

Lawns: Cool Season Lawn Care and Management
http://www.extension.org/pages/Lawns:_Cool_Season_Lawn_Care_and_Management

LawnServicing.com
http://lawnservicing.com/valuable_internet_resources.htm

LycosZone How Stuff Works
http://howstuffworks.lycoszone.com/grass8.htm

Mayor's Office, Augusta Georgia
http://www.augustaga.gov/cFiles/linkpass.asp?site=www.urbanext.uiuc.edu/lawnchallenge/lesson4.html

MidAmerica Nazarene University - Virtual Reference Desk
http://www.manc.edu/academics/mabee/vrd.pl?cat=89&sub=all

MidAmerica Nazarene University - Virtual Reference Desk
http://www.manc.edu/academics/mabee/vrd.pl?cat=all

MidAmerica Nazarene University - Virtual Reference Desk
http://www.mnu.edu/academics/mabee/vrd.pl?cat=all
"Lawn Challenge"

Mirago UK Web Directory
http://www.mirago.co.uk/scripts/dir.aspx?cat=Top/Home/Gardens/Landscaping/Lawns

National Gardening Association - Mid-Atlantic - Web Finds
http://www.garden.org/regional/report/arch/gv/1134
"This excellent series of quick lessons and related (optional!) quizzes should be applicable through most of the mid-Atlantic region."

National Gardening Association - Regional Gardening Reports - Web Finds
http://www.garden.org/regional/report/arch/gv/1047

National Gardening Association - Resources - Web Finds
http://www.garden.org/regional/report/arch/gv/1134
"Take the Lawn Challenge! Mid-August into September is prime lawn resuscitation season, so it's time to Take the Lawn Challenge. This Web site will tell you the how's and why's of lawn care before you head out to rent a core aerator, slit seeder, grass seed or sod, and what-have-you. The sections on "Thatch and Lawn Renovation", and "Seeding and Sodding" are especially timely. Since this material was developed for Illinois, please check with your own County Extension Service to find out which specific grass varieties grow best in your area. Apart from that, this excellent series of quick lessons and related (optional!) quizzes should be applicable through most of the mid-Atlantic region."

Naylor Seed - What is Your Lawn Made Of?
http://www.naylorseed.com/whatturfgrass.htm

NC State University Cooperative Extension - Hort on the Internet: Lawn Care
http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/depts/hort/consumer/hortinternet/lawn.html

NC State University Extension - Consumer Horticulture - General Information
http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/depts/hort/consumer/hortinternet/lawn.html

North American Insects and Spiders - Delta Flower Scarab - Reference
http://www.cirrusimage.com/beetle_delta_flower_scarab.htm

Organic Lawn Care 101 - Planning an Organic Lawn
http://www.organiclawncare101.com/planning.html
"When thatch accumulates to more than half an inch in depth, though, it can cause problems (see Thatch and How to Manage It)."

Plant Ideas - Annuals Search
http://www.plantideas.com/link/Lawns.html
"Everything you would ever want to know about lawns from the University of Illinois Extension."

Plant Ideas - Lawn - Links
http://www.plantideas.com/link/Lawns.html

PlantIdeas.com
http://www.plantideas.com/lawn/

Purdue Extension – St. Joseph County - Gardening Resources
http://www.stjosephpurdueext.org/Horticulture/GardeningResources/index.html

Purdue University
http://www.purdue.edu/dp/envirosoft/lawn/src/pestcontrol.htm

Purdue University - Envirosoft - Resources
http://www.purdue.edu/envirosoft/lawn/src/reference.htm
"8 Basic Lessons, including: Know your Lawn Grasses, Dealing With Shady Sites, Seeding and Sodding Lawns, Watering, Mowing and Fertilizing, Thatch and Lawn Renovation, Weed Problems, Grubs and other Pests, and Managing Home Lawn Diseases."

Purdue University: Lawn Disease
http://www.purdue.edu/dp/envirosoft/lawn/src/disease.htm
"(Illinois) Managing Home Lawn Diseases"

Red's Garden Center.com - Garden Calendar - Garden Links
http://www.redsgardencenter.com/august.html

Region of Peel - Healthy Lawn and Garden Tips - Dethatching
https://www.peelregion.ca/health/topics/pesticides/lawn-garden/lawn-garden-maintain1.htm

Robo Mower Forums - Automower User: General Questions - Thatch
http://www.robomower.biz/forums/viewtopic.php?p=2263

Rochester Gardening
http://www.rochestergardening.com/links/l/lk07.html

Savvy Consumer
http://savvyconsumer.org/cfocus/cfhomemaintenance03/focus.htm

Savvy Consumer - Consumer Focus: Spring Home Maintenance
http://www.savvyconsumer.org/cfocus/cfhomemaintenance03/focus.htm
"If you have bare patches in your lawn, prepare these areas for seed or sod. To care for your new and existing grass, be sure to water properly."

The Gardening Launch Pad
http://GardeningLaunchPad.com/lawn.html
"The Lawn Challenge is a recently-launched, eight lesson self study program that includes online quizzes to test your knowledge about lawn care."

The Happy Gardener
http://www.happygardener.com/text/linkpage.htm

The Walkerton Healthy Community Initiative
http://www.whci.org/lawn-care/lawn-care-links.htm

Today’s Homeowner Magazine
http://www.todayshomeowner.com/yard/19980824_feature.html

UBC Botanical Garden Forums - Hort Forum - Lumpy Lawn
http://www.ubcbotanicalgarden.org/forums/showthread.php?t=18854

UF/IFAS Center for Landscape Conservation and Ecology - Lawn Insect Pests - Other Sites
http://gardeningsolutions.ifas.ufl.edu/giam/problems/diseases_and_pests/lawn_pests.html

UF/IFAS Center for Landscape Conservation and Ecology - Renovating Your Lawn
http://gardeningsolutions.ifas.ufl.edu/giam/plants_and_grasses/grasses_lawncare/lawn_renov.html

University of Rhode Island Master Gardeners - Lawn Management and Problems
http://www.urimga.org/lawn_problems.html

US EPA Software for Environmental Awareness
http://www.purdue.edu/dp/envirosoft/lawn/src/reference.htm
"8 Basic Lessons, including: Know your Lawn Grasses, Dealing With Shady Sites, Seeding and Sodding Lawns, Watering, Mowing and Fertilizing, Thatch and Lawn Renovation, Weed Problems, Grubs and other Pests, and Managing Home Lawn Diseases."

US EPA Software for Environmental Awareness
http://www.purdue.edu/dp/envirosoft/lawn/src/watering.htm
"Watering Lawns the Right Way"

Walkerton Healthy Community Initiative - Cosmetic Pesticides: How Do They Harm?
http://www.whci.org/pesticide-use/cosmetic-pesticides.htm

Walkerton Healthy Community Initiative - More Lawn Care Information and Resources
http://www.whci.org/lawn-care/lawn-care-links.htm

Walkerton Healthy Community Initiative - Pesticide Use
http://www.whci.org/pesticide-use/cosmetic-pesticides.htm

West Virginia University - Jefferson County Extension Office - Horticulture Links
http://www.ext.wvu.edu/jefferson/Horticulture_Links.htm
"Lawn Care University of Illinois - Lawn Care Challenge"

www.chiff.com/
http://www.chiff.com/home_life/house/landscaping.htm
"Have the greenest lawn on the block with expert lessons in eight chapters on grass types, shade, lawn pests and disease, feeding, watering and mulching from the Univerity of Illinois Extension."

 

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