County offers free lawn and gardening seminars

The Chesterfield County Office of Cooperative Extension is offering county residents a series of free seminars to learn how to cope with common gardening challenges. Learn how to properly prune crepe myrtles, Saturday, March 3, 10 a.m., at the Chesterfield Technical Center, 10101 Courthouse Road, Chesterfield. Participants are advised to bring their own pruners and dress for the weather, as part of the workshop will be outside.

Spring Weed Control Measures will be held Wednesday, March 7, 6:30 p.m. at Chester Library, 11800 Centre St., Chester. Learn the difference between various types of weeds, and how to manage unwelcome plants in the garden. Participants may bring weeds to identify.

On Wednesday, March 14, Great Perennial Choices for the Garden will be held at Midlothian Library, 521 Coalfield Road, at 6:30 p.m. Discover perennials proven to be successful for Chesterfield gardens. Also on Wednesday, March 14, All About Fertilizing will be held at Chester Library at 6:30 p.m. This seminar will help decipher all that obscure information on the fertilizer bag, and help participants figure out what type and how much fertilizer they actually need.

Alternatives to Turf: What to Plant Where Grass Won’t Grow will be held on Saturday, March 17, at Chester Library, at 2 p.m. Expert gardeners will suggest a variety of groundcovers for difficult areas.

All seminars are free and are open to the public. Registration is suggested, as seating is limited. Call 804-751-4401 for more information, or to register.


Community Gardening Support

Events like this are gaining popularity across the nation are are quite important. We don't like to think of it as necessary, but it might probably become that way.

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