Wednesday, July 21, 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm – Healthy Lawns, and Alternatives

On July 21, Betty Sanders talks on ‘Healthy Lawns – and Alternatives’, as part of the Massachusetts Horticultural Society’s “Wednesday Evenings at Elm Bank” series.  Betty is a well-respected gardening lecturer to groups around the region and the author of the Leaflet’s monthly ‘Horticultural Hints’ column. She believes that homeowners are caught in a web of conflicting and frequently overstated claims about the virtues of ‘four-step’ processes and ‘organic lawns’. As a chemist and Master Gardener, she’s well positioned to sort out hype from truth. She’ll describe how homeowners can have healthy lawns with a minimum of chemicals, and how a smaller lawn can be a better lawn.

Sessions begin at 6:30 and go until 8 p.m. or until the last question has been answered. All sessions are held at Elm Bank, either in the Hunnewell carriage house or the Education Building. MassHort members pay $8 per session. The cost for non-members is $10. Refreshments will be available.  For more information, log on to