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How to Have the Best Lawn in Your Neighborhood. MG/Lawn Rangers in Training Ken Caro Jim Henry Vince Rasper. The Good, Bad and Ugly. Examples from Near and Far. Lawn Examples – Good , Bad and Ugly. Agenda. Lawn Examples – Good, Bad and Ugly The Challenges We Face

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how to have the best lawn in your neighborhood

How to Have the Best Lawn in Your Neighborhood

MG/Lawn Rangers in Training

Ken Caro

Jim Henry

Vince Rasper

the good bad and ugly

The Good, Bad and Ugly

Examples from Near and Far

agenda
Agenda
  • Lawn Examples – Good, Bad and Ugly
  • The Challenges We Face
  • Steps to Impressing Your Neighbors
    • Establishing New Lawns
    • Renovating Old Lawns
    • Maintenance Tips
  • Summary
the challenges we face
The Challenges We Face
  • Our Climatic Transition Zone is Tough
    • Hostile to Cool-Season Grasses
    • Not Kind to Warm-Season Grasses
    • Cost to Water Sufficiently an Added Challenge
  • To Meet the Challenge
    • Use Proper Cultural Practices
    • Utilize the Extension Office Guidance
steps to impressing your neighbors
Steps to Impressing Your Neighbors
  • Establishing New Lawns
  • Renovating Old Lawns
  • Maintenance Tips
establishing new lawns
Establishing New Lawns
  • Step 1 – Soil Test
  • Step 2 – Pre-Planting Steps
    • Weed Control
    • Irrigation and Drainage Assessment
    • Soil Prep Based on Step 1
  • Step 3 – Choose the Best Time of Year
    • Dependent on Grass Seed Type
    • Seed vs. Sod
  • Step 4 – Post-Planting Irrigation
renovating old lawns
Renovating Old Lawns
  • Step 1 - Assess Existing Conditions
  • Step 2 - Soil Test
  • Step 3 - Weed Control
  • Step 4 – De-thatch / Aerate
  • Step 5 - Apply Lime / Fertilizer Based on Soil Test
  • Step 6 - Overseed
  • Step 7 - Water
maintenance tips
Maintenance Tips
  • Annual Program
    • Mowing Technique
    • Utilize the VCE Calendar Based on Grass Type and Soil for Fertilization and Weed Control
  • Periodic Maintenance
    • Dethatching / Aeration
    • pH Adjustment
    • Disease / Insect Control
summary
Summary
  • Get to Know Your Soil
  • Utilize the Extension Office
  • Develop and Execute a Soil Amendment Program as Needed
  • Water Wisely to Develop a Healthy Lawn and Strong Root System
  • Maintain Your Lawn Based on the VCE Turf Care Calendar
  • Watch for Diseases, Insects and, If/When They Appear, Remember …..
references
References
  • http://pubs.ext.vt.edu/426/426-718.html
  • Master Gardener Handbook, Chapter 12
  • Photography
    • V. Rasper World Travels
    • K. Caro Local Travels