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Helping to create a greener world for more than 50 years.

In 1955, The Lawn Institute was created as a not-for-profit corporation to assist in and encourage through research and education the improvement of lawns and sports turf. Since then, the Institute has been one of the most respected authorities in the world among turf professionals and scientists for monitoring, reporting, and interpreting the latest advances in turfgrass research, landscape horticulture, and agronomic science. The Lawn Institute conducts its own research program which funds some of the world's highest regarded turf scientist to fill gaps in our knowledge.

While industry and technology have provided jobs and goods to make life easier, the effect on the environment has been substantial. But we can help restore this precious earth with something as simple as turfgrass – the earth’s living skin. Read more… valuable consumer resources.

The Lawn Institute is proud to make it's over 50 years of expertise available to everyone.





The Lawn Institute proudly presents
the 500 Club


Meet our 2015 members


Introducing a new and rewarding way to donate to The Lawn Institute - Our new 500 Club!

The Lawn Institute is hard at work funding research and education efforts to change misconceptions and misinformation about turfgrass and lawns.

The Foundation needs your support to continue funding research and expand our commitment to education.  Your change to be involved is here and the time is now!

With donations of $500 or more you will receive the following recognition:

  • The Lawn Institute 500 Club pin
  • Recognition in our publications
  • Personal recognition in The Lawn Institute booth

For more information about the 500 Club please click HERE


Live on TurfgrassLearn the facts about turf's benefits!

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Take a stand and show your turf pride!  Turfgrass is one of the most widespread, beneficial and economical landscape plants in the country.  It adds value to America's communities and economy.  Watch, share and repost this short video about lawns, parks, golf courses, recreational sport fields and green space.  Live on Turfgrass!



Fall Lawn Care Tips from The Lawn Institute


Where to get your soil tested

Aerating your lawn

Benefits of lawn often overlooked

Fertilization - What is NPK fast-slow release

Getting your lawn sprinkler ready for winter

Lawn mower storage

Preparing your lawn for Fall - Cool Season Grasses

Preparing your lawn for Fall - Warm Season Grasses

Restoring your lawn

Sharpening lawn mower blades

Tips on mowing


Now accepting applications for the 2012 Dr. Henry W. Indyk Scholarship.  Download your application today!

Congratulations to the winners of the Dr. Henry W. Indyk Scholarship for 2011:
Trevor Smith, Southwest Sod Inc., Maricopa, AZ and Christopher Utterback, Utterback Sod Farm, Sacramento, CA

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