Get expert advice on organic lawn care

“More people are asking for information regarding organic lawn care,” says CFAES’ “Natural Organic Lawn Care” fact sheet, which aims to answer any questions you may have about mowing, fertilizing, weeds, pests, and more. It even offers a spring-to-fall calendar of what you should do and when. Check it out. (Photo: Getty Images.)

Spring into 2 CFAES plant sales

Get a jump on planting this spring with help from CFAES’ two arboretums—and by doing so you can help them in turn.

The Chadwick Arboretum & Learning Gardens at Ohio State’s Columbus campus and the Secrest Arboretum at the CFAES Wooster campus both have benefit plant sales slated:

  • Chadwick’s Plant Sale and Auction Fundraiser is May 10–11
  • Secrest’s Plant Discovery Day is May 11 (member presale, May 10)

You’ll find trees, shrubs, and more to buy and experts to answer your questions. Proceeds help support the two facilities.

Dig more here, here, and here.

See signs of spring in Secrest Arboretum

CFAES’ Secrest Arboretum in Wooster hosts a Guided Spring Walk at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 24. “Take a stroll through the arboretum and listen as our experts point out the signs of spring,” the event description says. “Keep an eye out for early bloomers.” Find further details.

A good sign: Wednesday’s forecast by the National Weather Service calls for sun and a high of 63 degrees. (Photo: Saucer magnolia, Getty Images.)

Visiting Secrest? You’re (even more) welcome

CFAES’ Secrest Arboretum in Wooster, a place that’s all about practicing, showing, and teaching ways to sustain healthy plant life, will soon have its first-ever visitor center. Called the Secrest Arboretum Welcome and Education Center (pictured), you can check it out plus buy some plants on Saturday, May 11.

Learn more. (Photo: Ken Chamberlain, CFAES.)