On May 18, Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Middlesex County will host an Organic Lawn & Landcare for Your Home workshop at the EARTH Center in Davidson’s Mill Pond Park, 42 Riva Ave in South Brunswick. The program will run from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
This three-hour program will teach homeowners how to have a beautiful lawn and garden without depending on synthetic pesticides and fertilizers. In addition, it aims to address many of the misconceptions about organic lawn and landscape care.Topics covered will include organic practices for promoting healthy soil, lawn maintenance and care, organic fertilizers and amendments, using compost and compost tea, and basic plant care. Homeowners will leave with a better understanding of how to have a healthy, self-sustaining lawn and garden that increases biodiversity and promotes beneficial habitat. Dress for some outside field time.
A donation of $20 is suggested to cover the cost of program material. Gardeners can register by calling Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Middlesex County at 732-398-5262 by May 15.
Visit the EARTH Center online at www.co.middlesex.nj.us/extensionservices.