The Grass Roots Initiative:
A Science-Based Focus on Turfgrass

Turfgrass has a major impact on our quality of life. The U.S. National Arboretum's Grass Roots Initiative is a four-year, in-depth look at the science behind this familiar, but often misunderstood, landscape plant.

*New "Turf Tips" - Current Tips for your lawn.


USDA – Roots in Grass Research

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has been investigating grasses for agricultural purposes since its founding in 1862. Pioneering research by USDA botanists and agrostologists forms the root of U.S. turfgrass today.

Lawn Care Information and Programs

General Lawn Care Information
Search for Lawn Care Information by State
US National Arboretum Lawn Care Programs
Benefits of Lawns
Myths and Facts- The Truth About Turfgrass


Turfgrass Horticulture -- Information and Links

Learn about grass in the environment, the science of grass, and how people have used grass throughout history and today. Follow links to reliable sources of information on caring for turfgrass and trouble-shooting problems with your lawn.

USNA Illust Plan Grass Roots Exhibit

Site plan, exhibit signage gallery, and more!