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This brochure is a part of a natural lawn care communication campaign developed and refined through a series of grant funded homeowner surveys and focus groups. The goal is to address the issue of lawn care-related pollution in watersheds by targeting outreach efforts directly towards homeowners engaged in lawn care. Managing lawn pests was identified as a main concern for homeowners. Integrated Pest Management (IPM), outlined in this brochure is a tool homeowners can implement to minimize reliance on pesticides, reduce treatment costs, improve lawn health and protect surface and ground water.



  1. Environmental Protection Agency. (2017, August). Introduction to Integrated Pest Management.
  2. UC IPM. What Is Integrated Pest Management (IPM)? University of California Statewide Integrated Pest Management Program. (UC IPM).
  3. Calhoun, R. N. (2015). Integrated Pest Management for Home Lawns. MSU Extension.
  4. Reicher, Z., Throssell, C. (1998, July). Improving Lawns in the Shade. Purdue Extension.
  5. Environmental Protection Agency. (2017, June 28). Healthy Lawn, Healthy Environment: Caring for Your Lawn in an Environmentally Friendly Way.
  6. Pennsylvania State University. (n.d.). Pennsylvania Integrated Pest Management [Brochure]. Pennsylvania Integrated Pest Management.
  7. Pennsylvanian State University Extension. (2011, March). Steps of Integrated Pest Management.

Recommended Citation

Lawn to Lake Midwest. “Managing Lawn Pests with Fewer Chemicals.” 2020. Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant Report IISG20-RCE-BRC-040.

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Joel Davenport, Sarah Zack



Focus Areas

Resilient Communities and Economies


Healthy Waters
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