Producing quality lawns in Virginia can be challenging. Geographically, Virginia is located in what is known as the transition zone for turfgrasses. This means the climate can be hostile to both cool-season grasses (Kentucky bluegrass, tall fescue) and warm-season grasses (bermudagrass, zoysiagrass). However, with proper cultural practices, a healthy lawn can be established and maintained.

The Henrico Extension Office helps homeowners to keep their lawns healthy throughout the year by offering the following seminars and services.


SMART Lawns Program

SMART Lawns is a seasonal, comprehensive program that teaches a step-by-step approach to building healthy lawns. SMART Lawns, which teaches environmentally responsible practices, provides participants a plan tailored to fit their specific lawn-care needs.  Read more…

Lawn Care Seminar Series

The Henrico County Extension Office offers a FREE annual lawn-care seminar series. The seminars are scheduled for 7-8:30 p.m. at Henrico County Extension Office in the Demonstration Kitchen. Each session will be led by an Extension staff member or a Henrico Master Gardener. Seminars are open to the public; participants should pre-register. Call 501-5160 to register or to obtain additional information.


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