Wyoming Master Gardener Coordinator
1000 E University Ave
Laramie, WY 82071
Weed Control in Garden and Lawn (Publication #B-909R)
Successful weed control around the home is the result of careful planning and effective management. Gardens, flowerbeds, and borders are not naturally weed free, so a well-planned weed control program with or without herbicides must be used from the time of planting. Weed Control in Garden and Lawn includes drawings and information about 23 different weeds commonly found in yards and explains how to safely use herbicides to treat them.
Low-Maintenance Grasses for Revegetating Disturbed Areas and Lawns (Publication #B-1070)
Revegetating construction and landscape areas prevents soil erosion from wind and water and stops the problems associated with air- and waterborne soil particles. These areas usually have limited topsoil, mixed topsoil and subsoil, continual dryness, low fertility, and high erosion potential. Low Maintenance Grasses for Revegetating Disturbed Areas and Lawns is a five-page bulletin that describes the different species of grasses and the alternatives to bluegrass lawns. Kentucky bluegrass has been one of the standard choices for lush, green, carpet-like turf, but many people conceive the time and cost of maintenance of bluegrass lawns as too great. However, Kentucky bluegrass varieties that require less water are now available.
Landscaping: Turf in Wyoming (Publication #B-1129)
The lawn has become one of the most important parts of the home landscape. It enhances a property's looks, value, and livability. It serves an aesthetic purpose and is also useful. A lawn is a ground cover intended to protect the home from the mud and dust of the outside world. Landscaping: Turf in Wyoming explains how to select and care for lawn grasses that are best suited for particular areas and uses. The bulletin analyzes the basic species of turfgrasses that are appropriate for planting in Wyoming.
Salinity Problems in Turfgrass (Publication #B-1167)
Soluble salts in soil can restrict plant growth. This seven-page publication describes cures for soil salinity problems, offers salt-tolerance levels for various turf species and suggests fertilizer recommendations