A practical guide to transforming your yard

This is the same program as the June 25th workshop. You do not need to register for both workshops-pick whichever one works for your schedule.


Date: Wednesday, June 27, 2018

If you would prefer to sign up for the June 25 workshop  instead, click here: www.ninemilecreek.org/whats-happening/upcoming-events/turf1/

Time: 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM (Program from 6:30-7:30, with time for questions until 8:00)

Location: Southdale Library, Helen Young Room (7001 York Ave S, Edina)

Cost: Free

Registration: Complete form at the bottom of the page.  If you would like individual assistance, please include your street address to help us print maps of your property.

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. 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 lawn. Come with your curiosity and leave ready to take on a project in your own yard!

This workshop is a partnership of the Carver County Water Management Organization, Nine Mile Creek Watershed District, and Riley Purgatory Bluff Creek Watershed District.

Questions? Contact Madeline Seveland, Carver County WMO Education Coordinator: (952) 361-1026, mseveland@co.carver.mn.us

Jon Trappe

Jon Trappe is a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Department of Horticultural Science at the University of Minnesota.  Jon received his Ph.D. in Turfgrass Science from Purdue University in 2015, where he conducted research on carbon sequestration in turfgrass systems.  In his 11 years as a turfgrass scientist, Jon has conducted research on weed control, shade and traffic tolerance, fertilization, best management practices, cultivar and species evaluation, and is currently conducting research on low input turfgrasses in his position at the University of Minnesota

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