A turf grass lawn


Most lawn grasses grown in New York are all-season grasses. They can be impacted by a number of factors - including mowing, light, water usage, and more. Check out the following resources for more information on lawn care, pests/diseases, and more.


Cornell Turfgrass Program includes extensive information on lawns, sports turf, golf turf, pests and the environment.

The NYS Integrated Pest Management offers a how to guide for lawn care without harmful pesticides. provides online lawn and garden publications for each state.

Have a Beautiful Yard without the Chemicals - This NY Dept. of Environmental Conservation page offers tips and resources for having a chemical free yard.

Legal Issues Concerning Lawn Fertilizer (1/2012) This NY Dept. of Environmental Conservation page explains new regulations regarding phosphorus-containing fertilizer and runoff. The new law will improve water quality in drinking water supplies, as well as improving recreation and tourism in waterbodies negatively affected by excessive amounts of phosphorus.

Last updated July 26, 2019