The following publications might be of particular interest to people in Phelps County. For a complete list of MU Extension publications, visit the main Publications page.

Home Lawn Watering Guide

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Reviewed by Manoj Chhetri
Division of Plant Sciences

Grasses in Shade: Establishing and Maintaining Lawns in Low Light

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Growing grass under trees is hard because the quality as well as the quantity of light changes in the shade. Learn what grass species and cultivars are shade-tolerant and how to manage a shady lawn in this University of Missouri Extension guide.

Natural Lawn Care

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Reviewed by Peng Tian
Assistant Professor, Plant Sciences

Reviewed by Manoj Chhetri
Department of Horticulture

Brad S. Fresenburg
Assistant Extension Professor and Turfgrass State Specialist
Division of Plant Sciences

Cool-Season Grasses: Lawn Establishment and Renovation

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Established turfgrass brings beauty to any landscape. The success of a turfgrass lawn depends on many factors, from soil preparation to seeding and watering. Learn steps for creating a beautiful cool-season grass lawn in this University of Missouri Extens

Resources for Your Flooded Home

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Editor's note

“Don’t Bag It” Lawn Care

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Reviewed by Manoj Chhetri
MU Extension Horticulture Field Specialist

Brad Fresenberg and Chris Starbuck
Department of Horticulture

Managing Lawns and Turfgrass

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Developing and managing a lawn involves numerous decisions. Learn how to select an appropriate turfgrass species or cultivar for your situation and how to manage your lawn in this guide.

Cool-Season Grasses: Lawn Maintenance Calendar

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Learn how to maintain a beautiful lawn of cool-season grass such as Kentucky bluegrass, perennial ryegrass, tall fescue or fine fescue. Monthly steps plus info on fertilizing, mowing, watering, aerating, controlling thatch and weeds, top-dressing, rolling

Managing Thatch in Home Lawns

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Brad S. Fresenburg
Turfgrass State Specialist
Division of Plant Sciences

Thatch is a layer of living and dead roots, crowns and lower shoots that often develops in lawns (Figure 1). It can weaken and even destroy a lawn if not prevented or removed.

Improving Lawn and Landscape Soils

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Manjula V. Nathan
MU Extension Soil Testing and Plant Diagnostic Services Laboratories

Soil Testing for Lawns

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Periodic soil testing helps you correct nutrient deficiencies, avoid excess fertilizer applications and maintain a healthy lawn. Learn when routine soil testing makes sense and what it analysizes in this University of Missouri Extension guide.

Phelps County Courthouse

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Missouri Courthouses
Contact and other information about this county is available on the National Association of Counties website.

Editor’s note
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