CANCELLED Lawn Maintenance During Drought Presentation
This event has been cancelled. We apologize for the inconvenience.
Lawns are not only aesthetically pleasing but they prevent soil erosion, filter rainwater, convert carbon dioxide to oxygen, and provide a desirable place for recreation. When supplied with adequate sunlight, fertility, and water, as well as freedom from harmful insects and disease, Connecticut lawns normally thrive. Often summertime dry periods place stress on lawns and water use restrictions limit a homeowner’s ability provide the necessary irrigation. Typically, lawns require 1 - 2 inches of water per week during the hottest weather. This is a lot of water and equates to over 50,000 gallons per acre. What happens in a drought? Join us as we will learn techniques to maintain a healthy lawn.
Greg Bugbee is an associate scientist at the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station. He directs the soil testing laboratory and is responsible for answering public inquiries regarding soil fertility and turf management. With a degree in turf management from the University of Connecticut and over four decades of experience, Greg has supervised nearly a quarter million soil tests and solved some of the State’s most perplexing soil and turf problems. He has authored numerous professional and trade publications and given hundreds of talks. In addition to this work, he is principal investigator in the Station’s Invasive Aquatic Plant Program which studies ways to mitigate non-native vegetation that threatens our lakes, ponds, and rivers.
We will email you before the start time with a link to join the Zoom virtual program.
- Wednesday, August 5, 2020
- 3:00pm - 4:00pm
- Zoom Virtual Meeting (Adult)