People who yearn for a great lawn are invited to come out and watch the grass grow at the O.J. Noer Turfgrass Research and Educational Facility on Saturday Aug. 14 from noon to 4 p. m.
University of Wisconsin-Extension/Madison turfgrass specialist John D. Stier and other experts on grass of all kinds will host the free lawn care field day especially designed for homeowners. The O. J. Noer Turfgrass Research and Educational Facility is at 3101 Highway M in Verona.
“We”ll be stressing ways people can create a beautiful and healthy lawn with a minimal use of chemical pesticides,” Stier said.
At this field day, lawn lovers can learn about fertilizing and controlling weeds and insects and view 75 varieties of ornamental grasses in the Midwest”s largest collection of ornamental grasses. Other highlights include demonstrations on establishing a new lawn; soil testing; diagnosing and treating turf diseases and low maintenance and no-mow grasses.
The O.J. Noer Center is a unique agricultural research station, with 13 acres devoted solely to grass. Turfgrass specialists work with people who maintain turf for sports fields, golf courses, parks, and other public spaces as well as with homeowners.
University of Wisconsin-Extension and UW-Madison College of Agricultural and Life Sciences sponsor this event. For more information, please call 608-845-6536.