Tag Archives: Lawn

Got Grass? How to Manage Your Turf Grass After the Snow Melts?

Please join Arlington Virginia Cooperative Extension for our spring Turf Management program presented by Dr. Mike Goatley on Tuesday March 11 from 7-9 PM at the Arlington Mills Community Center, 909 S Dinwiddie St, Arlington, VA 22204

Register to attend the Turf Management program by calling the Horticulture Help Desk at 703 228 6414 or email kbuhls@vt.edu with Turf Management in the subject line.

Soil Test
Soil Testing is a valuable way to ensure that you are providing optimal growing conditions for your plants and will help you to reduce your costs and reduce nutrient runoff in our Chesapeake watershed.

Soil Sample Boxes and Test Process

  • Pick up soil sampling box at the Virginia Cooperative Extension Arlington and Alexandria offices
  • Fill box with soil samples
  • Send soil sample box with form and fee to the Virginia Tech Lab for analysis and recommendations of nutrients to condition your plants whether vegetables, ornamentals or turf grass
  • In a few days, the Virginia Tech Lab will respond with email or fax with analysis of your soil sample and what is needed to condition optimally for your plantings

Nutrient Care for Lawn Service Providers
The over-application of garden/lawn nutrient applications is a major contributor to nutrient runoff to the Chesapeake Bay. If you hire a lawn care provider, help ensure that they are applying fertilizer as prescribed by actual soil results for your property: Nutrient Care for Lawn Service Providers: http://pubs.ext.vt.edu/430/430-400/430-400.html

Whether you look after a lawn and turf grass yourself or hire a lawn care service, Dr Mike Goatley will give you plenty of cost-effective advice to ensure you can manage your lawn and turf grass to help reduce the impact on the Chesapeake Bay.

VCE ANR to present Fall Lawn Care at National Arboretum

Fall Lawn Care: Do it Now! is a regional fall lawn care program that takes place on Saturday September 14, from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm. Offered by the National Arboretum, the event includes a lectures, displays, and weed ID walk at the Visitor Center 3501 New York Ave. NE Washington, DC 20002 The programs described below will be presented by Arlington County Extension Agent Kirsten Buhls and Master Gardener Joyce Hylton.

Photo Credit: MSU.edu

Photo Credit: MSU.edu

Love it or hate it, you’ve probably got some lawn. Did you know that fall is the best time to do maintenance and revitalization work? Don’t wait until spring – do it now! Some of the most effective practices are also some of the simplest and will produce healthy results that will last through the upcoming growing season. Drop in between 9:00 and noon to talk with experts about every aspect of fall lawn care. Take home information and about seeding, fertilizing, weeds, pests, mowing, leaf management, bay-safe lawns, organic lawn care, and more. Attend a presentation on best fall lawn care practices at10:00 am, and then walk the grounds with an expert who will identify weeds, pests, diseases, and answer your questions. Presented by DC, Maryland, and Virginia Extension Agents, Volunteers, and Specialists. This program is part of the Arboretum’s Grass Roots Initiative; visit our web site for more information. Free. For registration information, call 202-245-4521