Pernell Gerver's lecture and presentation entitled "Easy-Care Lawns and Groundcovers" focuses on safe and natural lawn care in spring, summer, and fall, as well as alternatives to lawn. Spring lawn care tasks featured in the program include removing thatch, controlling weeds using pre-emergent, applying limestone to correct pH, applying fertilizer, overseeding bare spots, preparing the soil for a new lawn, seeding a new lawn, and using sod to create an "instant lawn." Summer lawn care items include proper mower height, keeping mower blades sharp, cutting the grass so that only one-third is removed in a single mowing, watering deeply and thoroughly rather than frequently and shallowly, insect, disease, and weed control using natural methods, fighting thatch, and weeds as indicator plants. Featured in the fall lawn care portion of the program is lawn repair, thatch removal, seeding, aerating, and fertilizing. For areas difficult to grow grass, the program highlights carefree alternatives such as groundcovers for sun, shade, steep slopes and other areas. Included is a question & answer session after the program as well as a plant sale of rare, hard-to-find, and useful plants and gardening products.

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"My Award-Winning Garden" ||"The Best Perennials through the Four Seasons" ||
 "Annuals for Instant and Constant Color" || "The Bulbs of Spring, Summer, and Fall" || "How to Grow Beautiful Roses" || "Vegetable Gardening How-to" ||
"Organic Gardening Fundamentals" || "Fruits and Berries for the Home Garden" || "The Many Uses of Herbs" ||"Trees & Shrubs for Home Landscapes" ||
"Designing a Landscape for Winter Interest" ||"Easy-Care Lawns and Groundcovers" || "Rock and Alpine Gardening" || "Introduction to Water Gardening" ||
"Wildflower Gardening" || "Gardening in Containers" ||
"Gardening under Glass in a Home Greenhouse" ||
"Success with House Plants & Indoor Gardening" ||
Gardens to Attract Hummingbirds & Butterflies" ||  "Crafts from the Garden" ||
"A Gardener's Christmas: Decorating with Natural Materials" ||
"A Season's Beginnings: Indoor Seed Starting Made Easy" ||
"Putting the Garden to Bed" ||
"Using Native Plants in the Home Landscape" || "Made in the Shade" ||
"Pruning Simplified: What, When, & How" ||
"Old-Fashioned Flowers for Modern Gardens" ||
"Exotic Tropicals for Beds and Borders" || "Rediscovering Cottage Gardens" ||
"Ornamental Grasses for Year 'Round Beauty" || "The Art of Preserving Flowers" || "Wreaths for All Seasons" ||
"How to Make a Meadow Wildflower Garden"


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