Master Gardeners announce dates for gardening series

Hanover Master Gardeners have announced dates and topics for their Fall Home Gardening Series. Classes will be held in the Department of Social Services meeting room, 12304 Washington Highway in Ashland, from 9-11 a.m. each day.

The series features topics of interest and concern to citizens and will include the following classes:

Aug. 24 – Turf: All You Need to Know – soil preparation and amendments, turf selection, fertilization schedule, cultural practices, pest management strategies

Sept. 14 – Fall: A Time for Gardening Opportunities – cooler temperatures and shorter days do not mean an end to garden bounty. Learn about planting for winter crops and tips you can use to make the next spring garden the best ever. Topics include soil testing, your Fall compost pile, cover crops and season extension.

Sept. 28 – Planting and Transplanting – Fall provides moderate weather favorable to rethink, redo and relocate shrubs and herbaceous perennials in the home landscape.

All classes are free and open to the public. To register, contact the Hanover County Extension Office at (804) 752-4310 or pbland52@vt.edu.

Virginia Cooperative Extension programs and employment are open to all, regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, or marital or family status. An equal opportunity/affirmative action.

Posted on Thursday, August 22, 2013 at 9:37 am