Posted Thursday, June 21st, 2018

Perfect for County Residents with a Passion for Gardening and Lawn Care

Morris Gardening Enthusiasts: Upcoming Sessions Offer Education, Intervention and FunFor Morris County residents with green thumbs, and those whose thumbs may be a little off color, an upcoming series of events offered through the county Park Commission may offer some good advice to help keep your lawns and gardens healthy this summer season.

Events offered by the Friends of Frelinghuysen Arboretum range from perennials to pests:

  • TONIGHT June 21, 6:30-7:30 p.m. — What’s so great about Native Perennials
  • June 23, 10 a.m. to noon — Integrated Pest Management: To Spray or Not to Spray
  • June 25, 10-11 a.m. — What You Need to Know About Spotted Lanternfly
  • June 29, 2-3:30 p.m. — Native Plants for Cut Flower Gardening
  • July 23, 2-4 p.m. — Flowers Galore Tea and Tour. (Also Aug. 20, Sept. 10 & 24)
  • July 28, 10-11:30 a.m. — Butterfly Gardening by Jane Hurwitz

Morris Gardening Enthusiasts: Upcoming Sessions Offer Education, Intervention and FunIn a related event, the Bamboo Brook Outdoor Education Center offers a free butterfly walk with the North American Butterfly Association, Friday, June 22 from 9:30-11:30 a.m. To register, visit njconservation.org.

Check the Friends of Frelinghuysen website for costs and reservations.

Also, you can get lawn and gardening advice from a master gardener. Visit the Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Morris County website for helpful advice, FAQs and contact information. Information on becoming a master gardener is also listed.

Stop pulling weeds and watering – use  wood mulch instead! Morris County Municipal Utilities Authority offers home delivery of screened compost and double-ground wood mulch to Morris County residents through the end of September. Download their flyer here or visit the MUA’s website on the topic.

Morris Gardening Enthusiasts: Upcoming Sessions Offer Education, Intervention and Fun

Download these brochures for information on water conservation and your lawn:

Water conservation and lawn care brochure

Water Conservation brochure

Grass: Cut it and Leave It brochure