For practical, environmentally reasonable lawn and yard care tips, this Briggs & Stratton yardsmarts Web site is easy to navigate and quite helpful. For example, for time-strapped homeowners, the site suggests "Get the kids to help. Water more efficiently. Cut your grass less often." The section about diagnosing and curing lawn care problems explains why it's difficult to grow grass in the shade, deals with yellow-brown dog spots, and more. There's information about allergy-free landscaping, a safety check list, environmental steps, equipment know-how, a maintenance reminder e-mail service, and sections for new homeowners and women. Yard maintenance advice is region specific.
Shows & Events
Fall Classes at Mt. Cuba Center
Mt. Cuba Center in Greenville, Delaware -- which is dedicated to the study of Piedmont flora -- offers fall workshops, tours, and hands-on classes in naturalistic gardening, horticulture, and ecology. A few upcoming ones include: A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words, with Eileen Boyle, on Saturday, October 28, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Reflections of a Plant Explorer, with Rick Lewandowski, on Wednesday, November 1 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.; Wildflower Seed Collecting, with Phil Oyerly and Shelby French, on Wednesday, November 8, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.; and Discover Delaware Woodlands, with Jim Subach, on Sunday, November 12, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Registration is required. For more info, call (302) 489-0237, or visit: http://www.mtcubacenter.org/.