Home Grown Bouquets and Fall Lawn Care Classes at Farmer's Market this Week

The Rutherford County Farmer's Market has free classes that begin at 9 a.m. in the Lane Agri-Park Community Center each Tuesday and Friday while the market is open. The Lane Agri-Park Community Center is located at 315 John R. Rice Blvd.

This week's classes:

TUESDAY
"Home Grown Bouquets" is the topic on Tuesday, August 19. It will be presented by Teresa Fly, RC Master Gardener, beginning at 9 a.m. Bring the outdoors inside by making your own quick & easy arrangements. Hands on!

FRIDAY
On Friday, August 22, the topic is "Fall Lawn Care." This class starts at 9 a.m. as well. Extension Agent Mitchell Mote will present.For cool season turf grasses such as Tall Fescue and KY Bluegrass, fall is THE time for major tasks from planting to renovation. A lot of advertising is done in the spring by some major seed and fertilizer companies about seeding and fertilizing your lawn, and while some fertilization is recommended on cool season turf in the spring and cool season grass seed can be planted in the spring, fall is the time when 75% of the fertilizer for cool season turf is recommended to be applied and fall is by far the best time to plant cool season grass. Warm season grasses have different requirements in the fall than the cool season grasses do and they should be managed differently. We traditionally get a number of questions from clientele regarding lawn care in the fall and this class is planned to help answer some of those questions.

If you need additional info on these or other classes, please reach Janie J. Becker, Extension Agent, 615-898-7710.

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