Is your lawn in trouble? Do you need some tips on how care for it or to revitalize it? This class will cover lawn, mowing height, fertilization, the importance of thatch removal, lawn grass species and uses, sod removal, sod installation, lawn diseases and insects, and IPM assessments for managing problems in a more economical and environmentally responsible way.
David Freund is a new University of Minnesota Extension Master Gardener, but he is not a new gardener. He has been gardening and working in agricultural since he was a young child. He has formal agricultural education with a B. S. in Soil Science and Agronomy and has held positions as a: field production supervisor for vegetable crops; and as a university extension crop production specialist. David’s practical experience includes working with soils ranging from wetlands to the high desert, tropical clays to sandy soils formed by sunken glacial lake beds, and irrigation systems that range from sprinkler to trickle to hydroponics. David has a great interest in soil amendments, including: compost, manure sources, promotion of worm holes, and mulch. His gardening experience includes working with community gardens, butterfly and bee pollinator habitats, and planting extensive tree and shrub belts for wildlife habitat.