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Knowing how grass grows provides much insight into care and management strategies.
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Timing and practices of lawn care and management vary by your local conditions and areas defined by the site of optimum adaptation. Use Figure 1, the Turf Site of Optimum Adaptation Map, to best identify your site of optimum adaptation, then find resources that will help you manage your lawn.
If you identify your growing area as being in the transition zone, review the following article. Otherwise, find information for your lawn's site of optimum adaptation in the "Care and Management Resources by Site" section below:
Select resources that best match your lawn's site of optimum adaptation and local conditions:
Cool Semiarid Adapted Grasses (Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign).
Cool/Humid Northwest Adapted Grasses (Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign).
Maintaining a Healthy Lawn (Oregon State University Extension).
Oregon State lawn publication listing (Oregon State University Extension).
Use the following pictorial diagnostic Web sites to detect and diagnose lawn problems by signs and symptoms.