February 1, 2019
CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, VA — It may not be spring yet, but it’s never too early for homeowners to start planning for a beautiful yard. Lucky for them, having a green thumb isn’t the only way to grow a lush green lawn.
The “Grass Roots” program, coordinated by the Chesterfield County Cooperative Extension, is designed to offer homeowners an individualized plan for establishing and maintaining a healthy lawn while protecting the watershed.
All participants receive a home visit from a Master Gardener volunteer who will measure the square footage of their yard, examine other aspects of the lawn and take a soil sample. Once the soil sample is analyzed, a certified nutrient management planner will develop a personalized plan for the homeowner.
Each plan includes helpful information about soil compaction, fertilization needs and weed control. In addition to a personalized plan, homeowners will be enrolled in the 2019 quarterly email newsletter to keep them updated on seasonal maintenance and preventative measures to keep their lawn looking great.
Registration is open Feb. 1 – May 15. Space is limited to the first 400 applicants. The cost of $25 covers all supplies, materials and one soil test. Additional soil samples are available at a cost of $11 each.
To register, visit https://tinyurl.com/GR2019 and download the registration form.