Unhappy with your lawn?

Grass is a high maintenance plant. To grow grass well you have to understand its needs. Healthy grass is the best defense against weeds, pests and diseases in your lawn. BEST Lawns Can Help!

The BEST Lawn Program: Building Environmentally Sustainable Turf

  • Makes the best use of valuable resources: your time and money
  • Protects your neighborhood streams, lakes, ponds and ultimately the Chesapeake Bay

The BEST Lawn Program will help you learn turf fertilization maintenance practices and timing to prevent problems. Depending upon the current condition of your lawn, converting to a BEST Lawn will take some time and planning. Don't delay! When you join BEST Lawns an Extension Master Gardener Volunteer will collect a soil sample and measure your total lawn area. You will then receive a BEST Lawn Care Handbook and a customized lime and fertilizer plan for your lawn.

A fee of $25 covers one soil test and provides program materials. Additional soil tests are $15 each. Download and print the BEST Lawn Application to enroll today! Please note: lawn assessments are prioritized by date of receipt, weather, soil moisture and volunteer availability.

Also available to download: Cool Season Turf Calendar , Warm Season Turf Calendar & Virginia Weed ID.

For more assistance with lawn care contact VCE Environmental Educator at 703-792-4037 or by BESTlawns@pwcgov.org.


Help us go GREEN & save more than just a tree!  for FREE lawn, landscape, and garden updates register at http://eservice.pwcgov.org/eServices/eNotifications/ to receive eNotifications by electronic mail.


Virginia Cooperative Extension
Environment and Natural Resources
8033 Ashton Ave. Suite 105
Manassas VA 20109
703-792-6285 - e-mail
Virginia Cooperative Extension complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act. If you are a person with a disability and require auxiliary aids services or other accommodations for a workshop or meeting please discuss your accommodation needs at least five days prior to the event with Virginia Cooperative Extension 703-792-6289/TDD PC 1-800-828-1120 



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