Lawn & Landscape Series begins Oct. 1

Monday, September 16, 2019 - 10:25am

The Town of Wake Forest is introducing a new educational series for residents interested in learning about lawn care, landscaping, plants and trees. The new “Lawn & Landscape Series” is comprised of “Lawn Care 101” workshops offered by the Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources (PRCR) Department and “Tree Talk” seminars hosted by the Urban Forestry Board.

The sessions get underway Tuesday, Oct. 1, with “Home Lawn Turfgrass 101.” Geared for homeowners, the workshop will include a presentation and discussion on grasses recommended for our region, along with a site visit. The series continues Tuesday, Oct. 8, with “Easy Landscaping – Plants & Shrubs.” Also aimed at homeowners, the class will highlight commonly used landscape plantings in Town parks and low maintenance plant selections and include a site visit.

Led by Park Maintenance Superintendent Josh Glover, both sessions will take place from 6-8 p.m. in the Ground Floor Meeting Room at the Wake Forest Town Hall, 301 S. Brooks St. The room is most easily accessible via the facility's Taylor Street entrance. An N.C. State graduate with a degree in Turfgrass Science, Glover has turf management and landscaping experience at professional sports stadiums, golf courses, and 11 years in park maintenance.

The cost to participate in each workshop is $5 and registration is required at http://bit.ly/2019LawnLandscapeSeries. The nominal fee will be used to help sponsor a field trip for Club Connect, a social club for teens and young adults with disabilities sponsored by the PRCR Department.

The 2019 Lawn & Landscape Series concludes Thursday, Oct. 24, with “Proper Tree Care.” Led by Urban Forester Luke Devores, this free class will offer useful tips on proper planting techniques, tree identification, pruning, fertilization and more. The session is also scheduled from 6-8 p.m. in the Ground Floor Meeting Room of the Wake Forest Town Hall, 301 S. Brooks St. The class is free, but space is limited, so pre-registration is required at http://bit.ly/2019LawnLandscapeSeries.  

For more information on the Lawn & Landscape Series, contact Urban Forestry Coordinator Luke Devores at ldevores@wakeforestnc.gov or Park Maintenance Superintendent Josh Glover at jglover@wakeforestnc.gov.

Wake Forest Town Hall