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Keeping that lawn green

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Garden Variety, hosted by Charity Nebbe

The weed-free, turf grass lawn has been the American ideal for a very long time, but more and more people are looking for more environmentally friendly alternatives. Host Charity Nebbe talks alternative lawns with Iowa State University ecologist Cathy McMullin and biologist Kaycie Waters.


  • Cathy McMullin, ISU adjunct associate professor in the forestry department
  • Kaycie Waters, ISU Extension and Outreach natural resources field specialist

To further grow your gardening knowledge, sign up for the Garden Varietynewsletter. And check out all the episodes of Garden Variety,the horticulture podcastfor all the things you’d like to grow or grow better.

Charity Nebbe is the host of IPR's Talk of Iowa
Aaron Steil is a Consumer Horticulture Specialist with ISU Extension and Outreach. Aaron contributes his expertise to the Garden Variety podcast and newsletter and to Talk of Iowa's Horticulture Day program.
Caitlin Troutman is a talk show producer at Iowa Public Radio