Sustainable Landscaping

Please Read!

With the safety of our volunteers and you as our clients in mind, this spring we have to cancel our programs Grass Roots and Learn Your Landscape. Those who have already sent in registration and payment will receive a refund. You will be contacted by a Chesterfield Cooperative Extension staff member who will explain when to expect your refund. If you have questions regarding your lawn or landscape, we are still available as a resource, if you have a question regarding your grass you may contact Sierra Seekford. If you have a question regarding your payment/refund please email Chesterfield Cooperative Extension.


About the Program

Interested in making your home and garden more sustainable? The Sustainable Landscaping educational series instructs homeowners on how to create and maintain healthy and beautiful landscapes using native plants, soils and the climate to minimize impacts on our local watersheds. Homeowners learn how to work with nature, no matter where they live, whether they garden in a city or suburban lot, a 20-acre farm or a common area of a condominium.

The cost of the program is $30 which covers the cost of class materials, soil test and optional site visit. 

  • Dates - TBD for 2021
  • Location - TBD for 2021

For more information, please email the Cooperative Extension Office at vce@chesterfield.gov  or call 804-751-4401.

What You’ll Learn

You won’t just learn about sustainable gardening concepts; you will apply the concepts to your own landscape!

  • Each week you will:
  • Build upon a base map of your very own landscape applying the concepts you learned in that session.
  • Analyze your soil for nutrients and pH
  • Participate in class projects to determine soil texture
  • Look at plant selections

At the end of the course you will have a customized, useful tool to help you make your landscape beautiful and healthy. View more about the Sustainable Landscaping Program.

Founding Principles & Sponsors

Sustainable Landscaping is adapted from "Landscape for Life" by the US Botanical Garden, the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center and the American Society of Landscape Architects" Sustainable Sites Initiative™ (SITES™).