The dirt: Natural lawns

  • Article by: LYNN UNDERWOOD , Star Tribune
  • Updated: August 28, 2012 - 4:01 PM

Plus: Get your lawn ready for winter

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Learn about a no-mow lawn at the Horticultural Society.

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No-mow lawns

Ready to replace your turf with a no-mow alternative? Author Evelyn Hadden will present no-mow designs and ideas from landscape experts that you can adapt to your own yard. The program is from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Sept. 18 at the Minnesota State Horticultural Society, 2705 Lincoln Drive, Roseville. Her suggestions include grass gardens, shady havens, elegant edibles and lawnless gardens. A book signing follows the program. Free; preregistration is recommended. Call 651-643-3601 or go to www.northerngardener.org.

Library gardening

Hit the library before digging in. More than a dozen free programs on autumn yard and garden care will be offered in September and October at Hennepin County libraries. Master gardeners will discuss what to plant, prune and fertilize in the fall plus other winterizing tips. There also will be programs on spring-flowering bulbs, ornamental grasses, edible landscapes, growing berries and apple tree care. For the schedule, go online to www.hclib.org/pub/events and type "Master Gardener" in the search box or call your local library.

Winter-ready

It's time to prep your lawn for winter. Gertens is holding free fall lawn care workshops on seeding, fertilizing and general maintenance, 10 a.m. Sept. 1, 8 and 22, 5500 Blaine Av., Inver Grove Heights. Call 651-450-1501.

 

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