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Lavishing the Lawn the next topic of URI Summer Gardening School on July 26

Media Contact: Wendy Roworth, 401-874-2773

KINGSTON, R.I. -- July 12, 2004 -- The third of four outdoor lecture/tours in the University of Rhode Island's Summer Gardening School will focus on the theme "Lavishing the Lawn: What You Should Know About Your Turf" on Monday, July 26 at 5:30 p.m.

Nathaniel Mitkowski, URI assistant professor of turf management, will lead the walk around the URI Learning Landscape Garden in Kingston to discuss how and when to plant a new lawn or renovate an old one, tips for selecting grass varieties, watering and fertilizing needs, pest control, and other issues.

URI's Summer Gardening School is a series of twilight tours on different garden-related topics throughout the growing season. The final session will focus on gardening to attract butterflies on Monday, Aug. 16 at 5:30 p.m.

Sponsored by the URI College of the Environment and Life Sciences and the Cooperative Extension, admission is $15 per person. The Learning Landscape Garden is adjacent to the URI greenhouses and the Cooperative Extension Education Center at the corner of Upper College Road and East Alumni Avenue on the URI Kingston Campus. For more information or to register, call 874-2900.