This is the preferred time of year to rehabilitate tired lawns.

Check out Monday's edition of The World-Herald for the suggestions on successfully planting grass seed.

And before you start on your yard, leaf through the guidance offered by the excellent staff at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

The university conducts research through its Department of Agronomy and Horticulture and works directly with the community through its extension offices.

Go to turf.unl.edu to browse for information.

• Varieties of grass:

http://turf.unl.edu/pdfcaextpub/Grassesforlawns2012k.pdf

• Establishing lawns from seed:

http://turf.unl.edu/pdfcaextpub/Establishingturffromseed2012l.pdf

• Establishing lawns from sod:

http://turf.unl.edu/pdfcaextpub/Establishingturffromsod2012m.pdf

• Broadleaf weed control:

http://turf.unl.edu/pdfcaextpub/BDLVcontrol2011b.pdf

• Improving lawns in fall:

http://turf.unl.edu/pdfcaextpub/LawnImprovementPrograms2010A.pdf

• Fertilizing:

http://turf.unl.edu/pdfcaextpub/HomeLawnFertilization2012f.pdf

• Late summer watering:

http://turf.unl.edu/pdfctarticles/July26_irrigation.pdf

• Testing your lawn's soil:

http://turf.unl.edu/pdfcaextpub/SoilTesting2012g.pdf


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