It”s been a rough summer for lawns — first deluge, then drought.. If you have questions about your lawn, you”ll find answers at the Home Lawn Field Day, Saturday, Aug. 18 from noon to 4 p.m. at the O.J.Noer Turfgrass Research Facility near Verona.
* Turfgrass specialists and researchers from the University of Wisconsin-Madison”s College of Agricultural and Life Sciences and UW Extension will answer questions and give presentations all afternoon. Presentations will include:
o lawn establishment and maintenance
o lawn mixtures and cultivars for Wisconsin
o urban runoff
o selection and maintenance of ornamental grasses (more than 100 varieties will be on display)
o installing and maintaining a backyard prairie
o home lawn diseases
o weed control, and more.
The field day is sponsored by O.J. Noer staff, the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, and UW-Extension. The O.J. Noer station has 13 acres devoted solely to grass. Station specialists work with people who maintain turf for sports fields, golf courses, parks and other public grounds, as well as with homeowners.
The facility is located at 3101 County Highway M, Verona, one-half mile north of the intersection of M and County Highway PD. Highway M between Mineral Point Road and the O.J. Noer facility will be under construction and closed to traffic. If you”re driving from the west side of Madison, take Raymond Road or McKee Road/PD to the intersection of M and PD. Go right on M; the O.J. Noer Turfgrass Facility will be on your left.