Turf Love is a partner program between PRIDE and Virginia Cooperative Extension Master Gardener volunteers. Through public workshops and home visits, Master Gardener Volunteers teach homeowners how to produce healthy turf while reducing the use of fertilizers, pesticides and insecticides which pollute our streams, rivers, and the Chesapeake Bay.
Turf Love participants complete a survey and receive a home visit by trained Master Gardener volunteers who measure the resident's lawn, take a soil sample, and make recommendations for establishing and/or maintaining healthy turf. In turn, participants receive a soil sample analysis, recommendations for fertilizing/liming their lawns and a personalized Nutrient Management and Best Management Practices Plan for seasonal lawn care.
The fee for a home visit is $30 Applications are available at the James City County office of the Virginia Cooperative Extension, 3127 Forge Rd., and at the James City/Williamsburg Community Center, 5301 Longhill Rd.
Turf Love also offers workshops throughout the year.
For more information, contact the Virginia Cooperative Extension at 757-564-2170.