Are you frustrated with the condition of your lawn? Tired of throwing away money on seed and fertilizer, only to see no improvements? Get to the root of the problem through the Grass Roots Program! Grass Roots offers residents the opportunity to learn about and remedy specific problems contributing to your lawn's current condition. The program includes:
A site visit by a Master Gardener who measures your lawn area and takes soil sample(s).
A detailed site evaluation of lawn, including soil compaction and weed cover.
Some personalized recommendations tailored to your lawn's needs.
Registrants receive the following:
Personalized lawn care report - and recommendations to help you get started
Publications on lawn care in our area and are referenced throughout report
Seasonal newsletter with tips and information on upcoming lawn care seminars
The Grass Roots Program is now closed for 2018! The registration forms will soon be available for the 2019 season.
Program cost is $25, which includes one soil sample. Additional samples are $11 each for up to two additional samples. The program costs are subject to change in 2019. You can call us at 804-751-4401 or email the Cooperative Extension Office for more information.
In the past 16 years, Grass Roots has done the following:
Helped more than 5,000 residents adopt lawn care practices
Helped protect the watershed from excess fertilizers and pesticides
Provided them with healthier turf
Surveys show that past participants are very happy with the information they received and the results they are seeing in their lawns.