picture of low-grow fescue in a yard
An example of low-grow fescue

A practical guide to transforming your yard

Date: Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Time: 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM (Program from 6:00-7:00, with time for questions until 7:30)

Location: Webinar, details TBA.

Because of social distancing recommendations, we are looking into webinar options to protect staff, presenters, and the community as needed. Details and updates will be provided in the coming weeks.

Cost: Free

Registration: Complete form below.

Are you tired of mowing your lawn? Looking for a more sustainable option that requires less water? Join us for an evening workshop and learn how to convert your traditional grass into a no-mow lawn or pollinator lawn. The terms “no-mow” and “low-grow” refer to a type of grass called fine fescues. These species are one of the most shade tolerant turfs, require less water, and little to no mowing.

In this practical workshop you’ll learn everything from how to assess your current lawn, to selecting the right seed and planting and maintaining a no-mow or pollinator lawn. Come with your curiosity and leave ready to take on a project in your own yard!

Questions? Contact Gael Zembal, Education and Outreach Coordinator Nine Mile Creek Watershed District (952-204-9691, gzembal@ninemilecreek.org)

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Gregg Thompson

Gregg Thompson is a Watershed Specialist with the City of Eagan, and a 1994 graduate of South Dakota State University. He provides technical support to reduce stormwater runoff impacts on water resources, through land projects and watershed stewardship activities. Originally from a farm in South Dakota, where he began his fascination with soil, vegetation, and water, his background is in landscape architecture with over 25 years of experience working in residential, commercial and public-land projects.

Thanks to all the partners who made this workshop possible: