Lawncare-Workshop

Alpharetta to Host A Workshop on Lawn Care for Fall and Winter

Released August 18, 2017 03:33 PM

Lawns add beauty and value to any property; but, often homeowners have questions about the proper way to achieve great looking, healthy lawns in Georgia’s clay soil. The City of Alpharetta and the Alpharetta Natural Resources Commission are hosting a free class on lawn care for homeowners on Wednesday, September 6, 2017 from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm.  The class will be held at the City of Alpharetta Public Works Department, 1790 Hembree Road, Alpharetta, Georgia 30009. 

To have a beautiful lawn next year, you need to start now, in the fall.  Early fall is the only effective time of year to re-seed or plant cool-season grasses (Fescue).  If you have a warm-season grass (Bermuda and Zoysia), you need to take steps to prevent winter weed grasses from taking over.  Even if someone else takes care of your lawn, this seminar will enable you to work with your lawn service more effectively.

 

This free class, conducted by the UGA/Fulton County Cooperative Extension and the North Fulton Master Gardeners, will cover:

•        Warm-season vs. cool-season grasses

•        Importance of soil testing

•        Adjusting pH

•        Fall/winter activities for each type of grass

•        Spring/summer to-do lists

•        Lawn health

•        Watering best practices. 

 

Register for this class on Eventbrite at goo.gl/69938Y or by calling (678) 297-6200.  For more information about this event, please contact Terry Porter at (678) 297-6213 or tporter@alpharetta.ga.us.

 

Please note that a second class will be offered on Wednesday, September 13th regarding design strategies for reducing turf areas in a way that will result in a more dynamic yard that requires less maintenance time and cost.  Register for this class on Eventbrite at https://goo.gl/Jua2YZ