Turf Love Program

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 The Turf Love Program, through public workshops and on-site lawn analysis, teaches residents how to produce healthy turf while reducing the use of fertilizers, pesticides and insecticides that pollute our streams, rivers and the Chesapeake Bay.

Turf Love is available to all residents of James City County and Williamsburg.  The program enrollment fee for a home visit is $30.  Download an application below or for more information call Virginia Cooperative Extension at (757) 564-2170.

Turf Love Application

Program Overview:

A “Lawn Ranger” or specially trained Master Gardener volunteer will visit your home and conduct a site residential turf analysis, which includes a lawn care survey, lawn measurement and a soil sample.

Once the soil sample has been analyzed by the Soil Lab at Virginia Tech, a “Nutrient Management Plan and Best Management Practices Report” is generated that include specific recommendations on the following:

  • Soil analysis and recommendations
  • Turfgrass variety recommendations
  • Lawn measurement
  • Lime application
  • Fertilization
  • Aeration
  • Mowing
  • Over-seeding
  • Watering/Irrigation
  • Pest management
  • Insect, weed and disease control
    Bob Measuring

Program Opportunities:

  • On-Site Home Visits
  • Public Speaking
  • Neighborhood Programs
  • Educational Workshops
  • Super Turf Saturday -Annual Event each August
  • Video Programs
  • Beautiful Lawn—Cleaner Environment

Turf Love is a partner program between Virginia Cooperative Extension and PRIDE.