Beneath all that snow on our lawns there’s still grass. Eventually it will need to be cared for, so why not get prepared with guidance from experts during a free turf workshop at Gertens. Learn how to grow a lush and weed-free lawn, including information on seeding, fertilizing, weed control and proper watering. Grilling season is also just around the corner, and Gertens is offering grilling demonstrations, with tips on how to expertly grill meats and accompaniments, using the wood-fire flavor of the Traegar and the precise cooking ability of the Big Green Egg. Guests can also enjoy tasty samples. Turf workshop 10 a.m. April 28. Register at gertens.com. Grilling demonstrations 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 28. Gertens, 5500 Blaine Av., Inver Grove Heights.
Gather and plant
Arbor Day is April 27, so Tangletown Gardens will feature a three-day event to honor trees. Stop in and view the unique tree varieties the garden center has to offer. Tree specialists will be available to discuss tree selection, planting and care. 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. April 27; 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. April 28-29. Tangletown Gardens, 5353 Nicollet Av. S., Mpls. tangletowngardens.com.
Home decor trends
A panel of local design experts and Architecture MN editor Chris Hudson will discuss home decor at a launch party for the magazine’s spring issue at Room & Board. Guests will gain inspiration and know-how on integrating indoor and outdoor living spaces, as well as the latest decor trends. 5:30 p.m. May 2. Free, RSVP at roomandboard.com/stores/edina. Room and Board, 7010 France Av. S.