Still time to register for Lawn & Landscape Series

Monday, September 30, 2019 - 10:56am

The Town of Wake Forest is offering a new series of workshops in October for residents interested in learning about lawn care, landscaping, plants and trees. The “Lawn & Landscape Series” is comprised of “Lawn Care 101” workshops hosted by the Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources (PRCR) Department and “Tree Talk” seminars presented by the Urban Forestry Board. All classes will take place from 6-8 p.m. in the Ground Floor Meeting Room of the Wake Forest Town Hall, 301 S. Brooks St. The room is most easily accessed via the facility’s Taylor Street entrance.

The series gets 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 Thursday Oct. 17 (rescheduled from 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. These sessions will be led by Park Maintenance Superintendent Josh Glover. 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 is $5 per workshop and registration is required at 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 class is free, but space is limited, so pre-registration is required at  

For more information on the Lawn & Landscape Series, contact Urban Forestry Coordinator Luke Devores at or Park Maintenance Superintendent Josh Glover at

Wake Forest Town Hall