Henrico Extension to offer lawn care workshop

The Henrico County office of Virginia Cooperative Extension will offer a free workshop at three locations of the Henrico County Public Library this spring to explain how to grow a healthy lawn without harming the environment.

The Get SMART with Lawn Care workshop will be held Monday, March 30 at North Park Branch Library, 8508 Franconia Road; Tuesday, March 31 at Sandston Branch Library, 23 E. Williamsburg Road; and Thursday, April 2 at Twin Hickory Area Library, 5001 Twin Hickory Road. Each session will start at 7 p.m.

The SMART Lawns program is designed to share practical ways to control weeds, increase turf density and prevent diseases using organic or conventional products. The workshop will explain the five concepts of SMART turf management — Soil conditions, Measuring, Aerating, Right fertilizer and Trouble-free maintenance.

Each workshop session is open to the public, but registration in advance is encouraged. Extension also will be accepting applications for its SMART Lawns program, which provides Henrico residents with customized plans for growing attractive, healthy lawns.

To register for a workshop session or to receive an application for the SMART Lawns program, call (804) 501-5160 or send an email to cmitchell@vt.edu. For information, go to www.henrico.us/extension.