Henrico opens enrollment for ‘Smart Lawns’ program

Smart Lawns is now enrolling residents until Friday, August 11, 2023.
Smart Lawns is now enrolling residents until Friday, August 11, 2023.(25News Staff)
Published: Jun. 10, 2023 at 5:07 PM EDT
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HENRICO, Va. (WWBT) - The Henrico County office of Virginia Cooperative Extension is looking to help residents grow healthy and attractive lawns, and the county has introduced a program that will do just that.

The S.M.A.R.T program, which stands for soil test, measure, aerate, right fertilizer and trouble-free maintenance, emphasizes the basic steps for lawn care.

The program provides residents with customized plans for growing healthy lawns.

Those who enroll can meet with Master Gardener volunteers at their residence to analyze the property and prepare a plan for improving its condition. Participants will also receive recommendations for fertilizer, lime, environmentally friendly weed control, mowing and watering practices.

The cost for participation is $30. Residents are encouraged to enroll now to ensure plans will be in place for the fall, which is the most critical season for lawn care.

The sign-up deadline is Friday, Aug. 11. Applications are available online or by calling (804) 501-5160.