Time to Take Charge of the Lawn

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It’s been a rough summer out there for lawns. The frequent, pounding rains along with very hot and humid weather have taken their toll on the fescue lawns in our area. Brown patch is everywhere and most chemicals available to homeowners are at best, only marginally effective.

The fall season is the perfect time to try and recover some of the nice, green lawn you either started out with or never had in the first place. Temperatures moderate and rains usually soften with the change of seasons. The North Carolina Cooperative Extension is offering a lawn care class on Saturday, August 16 at 10:00 AM at Morganton Ace hardware to help homeowners learn about their lawns and how to care for them. We will offer the workshop again at 12:30 pm at Belle Farms.

The classes will cover weeds and herbicides, insects and diseases, turf grass varieties that are best suited for our area and planting new lawns and renovating old lawns. Fertilizers and the best times to apply them will also be covered. Any homeowner who is interested in improving their lawn can benefit from this class. Bring your lawn questions along to the class and get some answers.

If your lawn has had a rough summer you won’t want to miss one of these upcoming opportunities to make lawn repairs before winter. If you would like more information about these upcoming workshops you can give us a call at 439-4460.

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Photo of Donna Teasley, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionDonna TeasleyExtension Agent, Agriculture - Horticulture (828) 439-4460 Donna_Teasley@ncsu.eduBurke County, North Carolina
Posted on Aug 13, 2014
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