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Turf Love Program

The Turf Love program for Putnam County is open for registration.
In brief, here's the deal:
Putnam County homeowners asked us for information on low-maintenance lawns.
How to keep their lawns healthy and protect our lakes and streams.  How to make
lawn care less hit-and-miss and more point-and-click.
• How do I fertilize my lawn without using to much?
• How much water is enough?
• How do I mow on a hill?
• My lawn is a combination of weeds and bare spots, now what?
• My trees are fighting with my lawn--help!
• My lawn is littered with moss--how much lime do I need to put down?
• My property is so wet my lawn is just a soggy mess, how much fill do I need?
• When do I put grub killer on the lawn?
The answers are right here.
The Turf Love Program for Putnam County will help you deal with all these problems with an easy, step-by-step process that leads to a healthier lawn.  Plus, by using only the amount of fertilizer your lawn needs, mowing and irrigating properly, and using least-toxic methods to control insects, disease and weeds, you'll help protect water quality in our lakes, streams and aquifers.
Here's how it works.
Sign up for the Turf Love Program for Putnam County.  Your cost for an entire season of
guidance and research-based science about lawn care and water quality is only $50.  Here is what you get:
• Lawn site assessment by an experienced Master Gardener volunteer with special training in lawn management.
• Complete soil nutrient analysis from the Cornell University Soil Lab.
• Spring Kick-off workshop.  On Saturday, May 12, meet and enjoy a morning of "turf talk."
• A turf Love Management Plan for your property, complete with recommendations on mowing, irrigation, fertilization, weed and insect control, as well as ideas on how to handle areas of your property that are not suited for turfgrass.
• Water-quality protection fact sheets.
• A Turf Love Journal to keep track of how your lawn is doing.
• A mid-summer "check-up" call from your Master Gardener.
• An end-of-season gathering, Super Turf Saturday, on September 29, where you'll meet our Cornell soil Specialist and learn how to help your lawn work for you all winter long.
Healthy lawns, clean water--it all begins with Turf Love.
Register and you're on your way.
When you get your Turf Love packet, pick a date for a Master Gardener to visit.  He
or she will perform a lawn site assessment, take soil samples and ask you about how you use your lawn, what kind of improvements you'd like to see, and get other information.  Your Master Gardener volunteer will show you how to use the Turf Love Journal and how to get more information on the Cornell University "Lawn Guy" website.  Fill out the registration form and return it with your check for $50 by April 30 to:
Turf Love Program Coordinator
Cornell Cooperative Extension
1 Geneva Road
Brewster, NY   10509
Then you can begin your summer of Turf Love.
Questions?
Ask us anything, we're ready to help.
Call Dianne Olsen or Jen Stengle at 845-278-6738
www.cce.cornell.edu/putnam
Yes! I want to register for Turf Love.
Name_________________________________________
Address________________________________________
City____________________________________________
State_____________Zip code_______________________
Phone__________________________________________
Email__________________________________________
Make check(s) payable to Cornell Cooperative Extension.  Send your registration to:
Turf Love Program Coordinator
Cornell Cooperative Extension
1 Geneva Road
Brewster, NY   10509
Dianne K. Olsen
Environmental Horticulture and Natural Resource Educator
Cornell Cooperative Extension of Putnam County
1 Geneva Rd., Brewster, NY   10509
845-278-6738

The Turf Love program for Putnam County is open for registration.
In brief, here's the deal:

Putnam Valley adopted an ordinance in February 2010 prohibiting the use of fertilizers containing phosphorous. All homeowners should inform their landscapers that they must not use phosphate anywhere on their property.

Putnam County homeowners asked us for information on low-maintenance lawns.How to keep their lawns healthy and protect our lakes and streams.  How to make lawn care less hit-and-miss and more point-and-click.
• How do I fertilize my lawn without using to much?• How much water is enough?• How do I mow on a hill?• My lawn is a combination of weeds and bare spots, now what?• My trees are fighting with my lawn--help!• My lawn is littered with moss--how much lime do I need to put down?• My property is so wet my lawn is just a soggy mess, how much fill do I need?• When do I put grub killer on the lawn?

The answers are right here.The Turf Love Program for Putnam County will help you deal with all these problems with an easy, step-by-step process that leads to a healthier lawn.  Plus, by using only the amount of fertilizer your lawn needs, mowing and irrigating properly, and using least-toxic methods to control insects, disease and weeds, you'll help protect water quality in our lakes, streams and aquifers.
Here's how it works.Sign up for the Turf Love Program for Putnam County.  Your cost for an entire season ofguidance and research-based science about lawn care and water quality is only $50.  Here is what you get:
• Lawn site assessment by an experienced Master Gardener volunteer with special training in lawn management.• Complete soil nutrient analysis from the Cornell University Soil Lab.• Spring Kick-off workshop.  On Saturday, May 12, meet and enjoy a morning of "turf talk."• A turf Love Management Plan for your property, complete with recommendations on mowing, irrigation, fertilization, weed and insect control, as well as ideas on how to handle areas of your property that are not suited for turfgrass.• Water-quality protection fact sheets.• A Turf Love Journal to keep track of how your lawn is doing.• A mid-summer "check-up" call from your Master Gardener.• An end-of-season gathering, Super Turf Saturday, on September 29, where you'll meet our Cornell soil Specialist and learn how to help your lawn work for you all winter long.

Healthy lawns, clean water--it all begins with Turf Love.
Register and you're on your way.When you get your Turf Love packet, pick a date for a Master Gardener to visit.  Heor she will perform a lawn site assessment, take soil samples and ask you about how you use your lawn, what kind of improvements you'd like to see, and get other information.  Your Master Gardener volunteer will show you how to use the Turf Love Journal and how to get more information on the Cornell University "Lawn Guy" website.  Fill out the registration form and return it with your check for $50 by April 30 to:

Turf Love Program CoordinatorCornell Cooperative Extension1 Geneva RoadBrewster, NY   10509
Then you can begin your summer of Turf Love.Questions?Ask us anything, we're ready to help.  Call Dianne Olsen or Jen Stengle at 845-278-6738
www.cce.cornell.edu/putnam
Yes! I want to register for Turf Love.
Name_________________________________________
Address________________________________________
City____________________________________________
State_____________Zip code_______________________
Phone__________________________________________
Email__________________________________________
Make check(s) payable to Cornell Cooperative Extension.  Send your registration to:             Turf Love Program Coordinator             Cornell Cooperative Extension             1 Geneva Road             Brewster, NY   10509
Dianne K. OlsenEnvironmental Horticulture and Natural Resource EducatorCornell Cooperative Extension of Putnam County1 Geneva Rd., Brewster, NY   10509845-278-6738