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"A lawn to Dye for" Video Series

Watch experts provide lawn care tips at the Pete Dye River Course of Virginia Tech, one of the nation's top-ranked campus golf courses. The free videos are also available in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences' iTunes U collection.

Aerating your lawn

Tom Thompson, head of Virginia Tech Department of Crop and Soil Environmental Sciences, and Head Golf Coach Jay Hardwick explain why you need to aerate your lawn. Produced by Virginia Tech College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and Virginia Cooperative Extension.


Lawn composting

Virginia Cooperative Extension Turfgrass Specialist Mike Goatley and Head Golf Coach Jay Hardwick talk about the benefits of lawn composting. Produced by Virginia Tech College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and Virginia Cooperative Extension.


Dethatching your lawn

Virginia Cooperative Extension Turfgrass Specialist Mike Goatley and Head Golf Coach Jay Hardwick provide tips on how to remove thatch that has built up over time. Produced by Virginia Tech College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and Virginia Cooperative Extension.


Soil testing

Tom Thompson, head of Virginia Tech Department of Crop and Soil Environmental Sciences, and Head Golf Coach Jay Hardwick explain why you need to do a soil test. Produced by Virginia Tech College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and Virginia Cooperative Extension.


Watering your lawn

Virginia Tech Head Golf Coach Jay Hardwick and Mark Cote, director of golf maintenance at the Pete Dye River Course of Virginia Tech, offer helpful hints on watering your lawn. Produced by Virginia Tech College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and Virginia Cooperative Extension.


Mowing your lawn

Virginia Cooperative Extension Turfgrass Weed Specialist Shawn Askew and Head Golf Coach Jay Hardwick offer helpful hints on how to mow your lawn. Produced by Virginia Tech College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and Virginia Cooperative Extension.


Fighting weeds

Virginia Cooperative Extension Turfgrass Weed Specialist Shawn Askew and Head Golf Coach Jay Hardwick provide tips on how to fight weeds in your lawn. Produced by Virginia Tech College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and Virginia Cooperative Extension.


Choosing the right grass

Virginia Cooperative Extension Turfgrass Specialist Mike Goatley and Head Golf Coach Jay Hardwick provide tips on how to choose grasses. Produced by Virginia Tech College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and Virginia Cooperative Extension.


Fighting lawn pests

Virginia Cooperative Extension Turfgrass Specialist Mike Goatley and Head Golf Coach Jay Hardwick help you identify some common lawn pests. Produced by Virginia Tech College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and Virginia Cooperative Extension.


Dealing with lawn disease

Virginia Tech Head Golf Coach Jay Hardwick and Mark Cote, director of golf maintenance at the Pete Dye River Course of Virginia Tech, help you minimize the risk of lawn diseases. Produced by Virginia Tech College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and Virginia Cooperative Extension.


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