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Fall lawn, landscape lecture series near
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Forsyth County News

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Fall Lawn and Landscape Lectures at the Forsyth County Public Library:

* Fall Lawn Care — 6:30 p.m. Sept. 3 at Sharon Forks branch

* Landscape Water Matters — 2 p.m. Sept. 20 at Hampton Park branch

* Edible Landscaping with Perennials — 6:30 p.m. Sept. 29 at Post Road branch

* Compost, Soil and Microbiology — 6:30 p.m. Oct. 6 at Cumming branch

* Note: All lectures are free and open to the public, but those planning to attend need to register online at

FORSYTH COUNTY — Wondering what to do with your lawn as we head into the cooler fall months?

The Forsyth County Extension Service and the local library system may have the answers. The two groups are partners in a Fall Lawn and Landscape lecture series that begins Sept. 3.

The series will include four lectures, one at each library branch, running through September and early October.

The first workshop in the series, titled Fall Lawn Care, is set for 6:30 p.m. at the Sharon Forks Library.

Local UGA Extension Service experts will help gardeners and homeowners learn what to do — and more importantly, what not to do — for both warm- and cool-season lawns at this time of year.

Participants are encouraged to bring a sample of weeds from their lawn — sealed with a little moisture in a clear zip-top bag — for identification and advice.

Landscape water matters is the focus of the second workshop in the series and will be held at the Hampton Park Library at 2 p.m. Sept. 20.

This workshop will help participants understand how much water their plants need and how to best manage their use of water to keep a healthy lawn while complying with local watering restrictions.

Edible plants don’t just come from your summer garden, as participants in the third workshop will learn.

Edible Landscaping with Perennials is set for 6:30 p.m. Sept. 29 at the Post Road Library and will teach participants how eye-pleasing perennials can enhance a landscape as well as dinner plate.

Compost, Soil, and Microbiology is the final workshop at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 6 at the Cumming Library.

Participants will learn the soil requirements for different plants, as well as how to test the properties of soil and how the use of compost can improve it.

All workshops in the series are free, but registration is requested.

To register, visit