Summer Horticulture Classes Scheduled

— Written By N.C. Cooperative Extension

Please see class descriptions below or see flyer for more information. If you have any questions, please call Julie Flowers @704-482-4365.

May 16th 5:30-6:30 “Integrated Pest Management” Whether it’s insects in the vegetable garden, fungus in the turf, or weeds in the flower garden, our environment teams with pests. By learning a few key techniques, incorporated into our maintenance routine, we can reduce these pests to manageable populations. Come discover the “systems approach” to IPM.

June 15th 5:30-6:30 “Why doesn’t my grass look like that?” Tall Fescue is the turf choice for most of us in the Piedmont, but it has its challenges in the summer. Why is that? What can we do to minimize the challenges? We’ll discuss the differences between cool season and warm season grasses, our geographical dilemma, and solutions to many of the stressors.

July 14th 5:30-6:30 “Fall Vegetable Gardening—Relief from the Heat” Are you yearning to grow your own vegetables while relishing some cooler, fresher air? Tired of fighting all the weeds and insects of summer? Then fall vegetable gardening is for you! Many crops will flourish during the cooler nighttime temperatures. Join us for an evening of cool season crop planning.

August 17th 5:30-6:30 “Tree Planting Done Right” The demise of many trees can be traced back to improper timing of planting or techniques employed at planting. Trees are a substantial investment in our landscapes and lives. Don’t leave the details to guesswork. Come learn some small steps to take ensuring a long, productive life for your trees. Starting off on the right foot may well save you time and money down the road.