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

The Lawn Institute LogoIn 1955, The Lawn Institute was created as a not-for-profit corporation to assist 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. 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 pleased to announce their new website.


The 2017 Dr. Henry W. Indyk Scholarship

The Dr. Henry W. Indyk Scholarship was established to honor a founding father of Turfgrass Producers International while demonstrating TPI's commitment to education and offering a valuable member benefit.  Up to $10,000 in scholarship funding is made available annually by TPI through the Dr. Henry W. Indyk Scholarship.

Since it's inception in 2006, TPI has awarded over a dozen scholarships to assist TPI families in paying for higher education.  Any current TPI Class A Turfgrass Sod Producer or Class B Supplier/Manufacturer member in good standing is eligible to apply.  Furthermore, the immediate family of a Class A or Class B member or an employee, or the employee's child is eligible to apply.  Scholarship applicants can major in any given field but must plan on attending or be attending an accredited educational facility. 

2017 Scholarship is Now Closed
Click here to download your application


2017 Scholarship Recipient

Amy Wilber - Oakwood Sod Farm, Inc.
Sara Lechlider - Laytonsville Landscaping, Inc.

500 Club Pin - 2015The Lawn Institute proudly presents 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 chance to be involved is here and the time is now!

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

  • Recognition in our publications
  • Personal recognition in The Lawn Institute booth

For more information about the 500 Club please click HERE


Live On Turfgrass VideoLearn 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



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