Simple Steps to A Lush, Healthy, and Low-Cost Lawn (For You or Your Landscaper)

Lise Olney

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Join Expert Chip Osborne for Pro Tips on Turf

With his easy, interactive format,turf expert Chip Osborne will introduce you to practical strategies for organic lawn care. Learn simple steps to a lush, healthy, and low-cost lawn – whether you like to do it yourself or just want to know enough to have a knowledgeable conversation with your landscaper.

Chip Osborne has developed the turf management program for the playing fields and parks in Wellesley. He is the country’s leading expert on natural and sustainable lawn care and assists the National Park Service (and many others) in organic turf.

This free event is open to the public and takes place on Saturday, May 13, 2-3 pm at the Wellesley Free Library. It is part of the town forum “Landscapes for Living,” 10:30 am to 3 pm.

“Landscapes for Living: A Forum on Eco-Friendly Gardening and Lawn Care,” begins at 10:00 am where you can get advice on soil analysis from Cricket Vlass, Landscape Planner for our own Wellesley Department of Public Works. The program includes nationally known speakers Doug Tallamy as well. Doug will speak about easy ways to incorporate native plants into your decorative landscape.

Feel free to attend a practical workshop:
– Planting for pollinators, with Best Bees
– Gardening with beautiful ornamental edibles, with Home Harvest
– Composting in your backyard, with Ann McGovern, EPA

Wellesley Women Artisans will also present the exhibit “Art in Nature,” with works by 17 local artists.  The public is invited for refreshments and to meet the artists at a reception in the Wakelin Room on Saturday, May 6 from 3:30-5:00 p.m.

Register here to be eligible for prizes. This event is co-sponsored by the Wellesley Natural Resources Commission, Sustainable Wellesley, Health Department, Recreation Department, and Wellesley Free Library.

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