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Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Educational Opportunity: Low Maintenance and Environmentally Friendly Lawns

Minnesota State Horticultural Society and University of Minnesota Extension Present: 


Title:
Low Maintenance and Environmentally Friendly Lawns
When:
Saturday, April 8, 2017 - Saturday, April 8, 2017  9:30am - 12:00pm
Where:
University of Minnesota
1970 Folwell Avenue, Alderman Hall, Room 405 St. Paul
Fees:           $30 Members, $35 Nonmembers

Low Maintenance and Environmentally Friendly Lawns –limit 75
Saturday April 8, 9:30 a.m. to noon.
Join us at 9 a.m. for coffee
$30 members, $35 nonmembers
Location: Alderman Hall Room 405, UMN, 1970 Folwell Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55108 
Parking: the upper Buford Circle parking lot (#S106 on map) http://www.pts.umn.edu/sites/pts.umn.edu/files/StPaul.pdf)
While our neighbors might be pushing for a perfect manicured lawn, many of us want to embrace a reduction in water use, fertilizer applications, and pesticide inputs and still have a decent looking lawn.  Can we have both: perfect and low-maintenance?  The answer is yes, but it all starts from the ground up.  Join us for a morning with a local expert and find out how you can be a good steward of the environment and have a good lawn. Turfgrass species selection, soil types and preparation, fertility and watering practices, and pest management will be discussed.
Sam Bauer is a U of MN Extension Educator. His research revolves around practical management strategies to improve the performance of turfgrass, specifically as it relate to low maintenance grasses, water conservation, and nutrient and pesticide loss.

3 comments:

  1. I will be unable to attend on this date. Do you plan to video record this presentation and have it available online for a fee? If so, can you share the information? Thank you.

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  2. Would this strategy provide for low or no mow grass as well?
    Andy Jopling

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  3. Hi Mo and Andy-

    Unfortunately this event was cancelled due to lack of interest.

    Sam

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