Turf and horticulture experts detail best management practices in how to attain a great looking lawn and landscape with environmentally-friendly management strategies. What grasses and ornamental plants are best suited for your site? How do you establish or renovate a lawn or ornamental bed? How do you safely and effectively manage pests? The following podcasts can help guide you toward a healthy, happy lawn and garden!
The crisp, cool days of a Virginia fall present the ideal time to establish, renovate, and fertilize cool-season turfgrasses, and serve as a reminder that warm-season grasses need to be prepared for winter dormancy. Turf and Garden Tips offers a variety of educational information to ensure that we have not only great looking lawns, but a healthy, turf that protects the environment rather than harms it.
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The extended heat and drought of the summer has wreaked havoc on cool-season lawns. Whether you need partial or complete renovation, this podcast provides tips in grass selection, establishment, fertility and weed control that will restore it to spring-like quality.
There are some definite do’s and don’ts when it comes to fertilizing Virginia’s homelawns in the fall, primarily in terms of appropriate timing and fertilizer rates for the many grasses grown in this state. This podcast discusses fertility programs for cool- and warm-season grasses that will promote the health and quality of your turf, as well as protect the environment.
This podcast explains how the Virginia Turfgrass Variety Recommendation list is derived and how to use it to find and select the best varieties possible for your lawn.
There is nothing done more frequently in landscape maintenance than mowing the lawn, and nothing that is done with a greater frequency of mistakes either! This podcast details some of the most critical mistakes commonly made in mowing turf and how you can avoid them in your quest for a great looking, healthy lawn.
Please contact your local Extension office for more information related to your turf and garden questions.