Helpful Lawn Care Resources and Links

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Dig even deeper into grass, insects, diseases, soil, pesticides, seeds, organics, and more. You will find non-profit organizations, associations, university and environmental sites with in-depth information.

American Horticultural Society (

Since 1922 The American Horticultural Society (AHS) has been providing America’s gardeners with the highest quality gardening and horticultural education.

Association of Official Seed Certifying Agencies (

The Association of Official Seed Certifying Agencies is dedicated to assisting clients in the production, identification, distribution and promotion of certified classes of seed and other crop propagation materials.

Beyond Pesticides (

Non-profit providing information on pesticides; promotes the reduction of unnecessary pesticide use.

Bio-Integral Resource Center (BIRC) (

Non-profit providing insight into the least-toxic, sustainable and environmentally sound Integrated Pest Management (IPM) methods.

Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service (CSREES) (

US government agency that helps fund agricultural research, education, and the Cooperative Extension Programs.

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) (

Agency to protect human health and to safeguard the natural environment—air, water, and land.

Garden Writers Association (

An organization of over 1,800 professional communicators in the lawn and garden industry.

Guelph Turfgrass Institute (

Center for research, extension, and development in areas such as pesticide use, evaluation of grass species, and seeding methods.

Lawn Mower Forum ( )

Questions answered about Lawn Mowers, Lawn Tractors, Small Engine Repair, Lawn Care, Landscaping and more.

The Lawn Institute (

Non-profit assisting in the improvement of lawns and sports turf through research and education.

National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) (

NIOSH conducts scientific research, develops guidance and authoritative recommendations, disseminates information, and responds to requests for workplace health hazard evaluations.

National Pesticide Information Center (

Provides objective, science-based information about pesticides and pesticide-related topics to enable people to make informed decisions about pesticides and their use.

National Turfgrass Evaluation Program (NTEP)  (

Tests, evaluates, and identifies turfgrass species.

Natural Insect Control (NIC) (

Offers organic fertilizers and environmentally friendly pest-control products.

Northwest Coalition for Alternatives to Pesticides (NCAP) (

Advocacy group providing information on pesticides and offering alternatives.

Rachel Carson Council, Inc. (

Non-profit collecting and providing information on chemical pesticides and providing alternatives.

United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) (

The USDA is responsible for developing and executing U.S. federal government policy on farming, agriculture, and food.

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