On July 21, Betty Sanders talks on â€˜Healthy Lawns â€“ and Alternativesâ€™, as part of the Massachusetts Horticultural Society’s “Wednesday Evenings at Elm Bank” series.Â Betty is a well-respected gardening lecturer to groups around the region and the author of the Leafletâ€™s monthly â€˜Horticultural Hintsâ€™ column. She believes that homeowners are caught in a web of conflicting and frequently overstated claims about the virtues of â€˜four-stepâ€™ processes and â€˜organic lawnsâ€™. As a chemist and Master Gardener, sheâ€™s well positioned to sort out hype from truth. Sheâ€™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.Â For more information, log on to www.masshort.org.