August 9, 2002

Mastering the Art of Gardening

What is a Master Gardener? How does a Master Gardener differ from other gardeners? How can I receive more information about the program?

Succinctly stated, Master Gardeners are individuals who have an interest in horticulture, have taken the Master Gardener training offered by the extension service, and share their time and expertise with other gardeners. It is the acquisition of knowledge, the skill in gardening, and giving back to the community that distinguishes a Master Gardener from other gardeners.

Fall Lawn Care

While fall is a busy time of year, be sure to set aside some time for your lawn. Good lawn care practices in the fall help maintain a healthy, vigorous lawn and can revive a declining lawn. Important fall chores include mowing, fertilization, weed control, and aerification.