Great Garden!

By Boomer Staff | March 25th, 2014

Prepare now for a great lawn or garden later - Chesterfield County VA Cooperative Extension offers programs for home gardeners

Now is the perfect time to prepare your lawn and garden for summer. The Chesterfield County office of Virginia Cooperative Extension offers several programs for residents to learn more about their lawn and garden, and get solutions and suggestions for problem areas.

The popular Grass Roots program involves a home visit by a trained master gardener who will measure your lawn, take a soil sample, and provide personalized recommendations based on a detailed site evaluation. The program fee is $25 and covers the cost of supplies, materials and one soil test. Additional soil samples are $11 each. The Grass Roots program is available through June.

Learn Your Landscape includes a 1.5-hour onsite evaluation by a master gardener to obtain a basic landscape inventory and determine what your needs might be, from growing native plants to having a healthy, sustainable yard and garden. Also included are a follow-up consultation and a personalized reference binder with tips and suggestions. The cost of the program is $30, with additional fees for soil testing if desired.

For more information, or to register, call 751-4401, or visit

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