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2017 Extension Gardener Spring Landscape Series

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Piedmont Lawns and Lawn Alternatives

Attend this free class to learn about different types of turf grass suited to Piedmont landscapes, the advantages and disadvantages of each, and alternatives to traditional lawns.

This class is being offered on two different dates to accommodate participants’ schedules. Both sessions are identical.

  • Tuesday, April 25, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, April 26, 10:00 a.m. – noon

Both sessions will be held at the Chatham Agriculture and Conference Center, located at 1192 US-64 W Business, Pittsboro. Find us on Google Maps.

To Register:
This class is free but registration is required by April 21, 2017. To register:

Topics that will be covered during this class include:

  • Using turf in sustainable landscapes and how to determine where in the landscape turf is a realistic option
  • Areas where it is not realistic to grow turf, such as deep shade, and what alternatives are available for these conditions
  • The differences between cool season grasses, such as tall fescue, and warm season grasses, such as Bermuda and zoysia, and which is the best choice for your lawn
  • Alternatives to traditional lawn grasses that will survive in the Piedmont
  • Practical tips for establishing and caring for a healthy lawn
  • Resources available from N.C. Cooperative Extension that will help you select, care for and enjoy your yard!

Learn More!


Contact N.C. Cooperative Extension’s Chatham County Center by calling 919-542-8202 or email:

Persons with disabilities and persons with limited English proficiency may request accommodations to participate by contacting Sam Groce, County Extension Director, at 919-542-8202 or email, or in person at the Chatham County Extension Center at least 10 days prior to the event.