Clay County Extension Offers Tips on Lawn Care & Seed Starting at Home Through Community Education Webinars

Clay County Extension Offers Tips on Lawn Care & Seed Starting at Home Through Community Education Webinars

February 3, 2021 News -- KRJB-KRJM-KKCQ 0

Hawley, MN — While gardening and lawn care may not be on front of our minds as we look out the window and see a frozen winter landscape, but Hawley Community Education and the Clay County Extension are hosting a couple of opportunities to learn more those activities before the snow melts. Randy Nelson, Clay County Extension Educator, says now is a good as time as any to start thinking about what you can do to improve your lawn’s health.

So what is a considered a healthy or unhealthy lawn? Nelson notes that the most tell-tale sign that your lawn needs attention is an over abundance of weeds.

Randy will speak more about home lawn care, including mowing, fertilizing, watering, and seeding, during his Hawley Community Education seminar on February 18th from 6:00 to 7:30pm.

Nelson will also be hosting a Community Education seminar on Successful Seed Starting at Home on Tuesday, February 9th. During that seminar, they will cover a variety of topics including container selection, potting soil, lighting, seed starting dates, and more. Nelson adds that its not too late to begin the seed starting process for your summer gardens.

While it’s a little more work to do the seed starting yourself versus buying a ready-to-go plant from a garden center, Nelson says there are some advantages to seed starting with the biggest being selection.

The cost to participate in either of Nelson’s upcoming webinars is just $3. You can preregister by visiting the Hawley School website and clicking on Hawley Community Ed.