Learn Your Landscape

Learn how to maintain and enhance your property with help by Chesterfield Master Gardeners. The program includes a site visit by trained Master Gardener volunteers who will evaluate and answer site specific questions regarding your property, such as:

  • What plants will grow well in my area of Chesterfield County?
  • What plants are on my property and how do I take care of them?
  • How can I create habitat for beneficial wildlife like birds and bees?

Registration

The Learn Your Landscape Program is now closed for 2018! Registration forms will be available soon for the  2019 season.

Also you can call us at 804-751-4401 or email the Cooperative Extension Office to be placed on this list or get more information. Program cost is $30, which covers the cost of supplies, materials and personalized guide. A limited number of registrations are accepted, so register early if you would like to take part.

Program Details

Site visits are conducted from April 1st, 2018 through September 30th, 2018. We cannot guarantee the exact time or date when your visit will take place, only that it will be completed by September 30, 2018

Soil sampling will not be included with the visit, but you will be provided with a soil sampling kit that you can submit on your own, see Grass Roots for more information. Trained Master Gardener volunteers will review registration applications and schedule initial site visit.

Initial site visits include:

  • Master Gardener volunteers assess your landscape (limited to 1.5 hours)
  • Site assessment of landscape - prioritized by preferences listed in application

Final site visits include:

  • Take place several weeks after initial site visit
  • One-on-one review of recommendations with Master Gardener volunteers (limited to 1 to 1.5 hours)
  • You will receive a map of property with current plantings and site conditions noted from initial visit
  • You will receive a customized reference binder full of fact sheets on current plantings and general gardening info for our area

More Information

This program features an optional wildlife habitat component to the site assessment, in cooperation with the Habitat Partners © Program of the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries.

Watch Lynne Foote - Chesterfield Master Gardener, explain the Learn Your Landscape program in more detail.