Extension Office Friday: Fall Lawn Care & Water Testing Clinics
We pre-recorded today's conversation via Zoom with Mark Sutphin, Horticulture Agent with Virginia Cooperative Extension. Mark works out of the VCE-Frederick County office but also serves Clarke, Page, Shenandoah, and Warren Counties and is the lead agent working with Extension Master Gardener volunteers in the Northern Shenandoah Valley. Our topic was fall lawn care which included discussion about soil sampling for nutrient analysis, lawn fertilization (despite what big marketers want us to believe, fall is better than spring), lawn renovation/over seeding, etc. For more information about fall lawn care, below are the resources we referenced during the first half of the show.
- Lots of great lawn care resources found on this website under ‘Lawn & Garden’ and sub-tab ‘Lawns’: https://www.pubs.ext.vt.edu/
- Soil Testing (nutrient analysis): https://frederick.ext.vt.edu/programs/home-horticulture/soil-testing.html
- If you have additional home lawn questions, reach out to Extension Master Gardener volunteers: https://frederick.ext.vt.edu/programs/home-horticulture/local-master-gardener-program-in-the-northern-shenandoah-valley.html