Lawn & Turf Topics

Growing a lush green lawn in St. Louis can be a challenge. The best lawn grasses are either turf-type tall fescue or zoysia. Tall fescue greens up early in spring and remains green well into fall but can struggle in the hot humid weather. Zoysia is tan from early fall through late spring but does very well in the heat of summer. Below are some factsheets that will help you make be best choices for your lawn and give you detailed information on how to select the proper grass for your situation and care for your lawn properly. There is also a selection of our pest and problem pages that can help you find solutions to common lawn problems in St. Louis. The Plant Doctors and Horticulture Answer Service volunteers of the Kemper Center for Home Gardening can also help assist you in solveing your lawn problems.