Turf Grass Maintenance Workshop for Lawn Care Professionals

  • South Service Center 13000 Ravine Parkway South Cottage Grove, MN, 55016 United States

Everywhere in the East Metro people are changing lawn care practices to save time, money, and protecting lakes, streams and groundwater resources.

Turf Grass Maintenance Workshop and Certification*

Who should attend: property managers, private maintenance companies, schools, parks departments, golf courses, churches, and anyone responsible for turf grass maintenance. 

Wednesday, April 5, 2017 

8:30 AM – 3:00 PM 

Washington County South Service Center 

13000 Ravine Pkwy S

Cottage Grove, MN 55016

*An optional test is offered at the end of the workshop to earn Minnesota Pollution Control Agency 

(MPCA) Level I Certification in Turf grass Maintenance Best Practices. Certified individuals are listed on the MPCA and Washington Conservation District websites. 

Training Topics:

  • Equipment calibration
  • Selection and application of fertilizers
  • Mowing and seeding techniques
  • Pesticide application and weed control
  • Minimizing environmental impacts
  • Cost saving tips
  • Customer expectations 
  • Legal issues
  • environmental effects of turfgrass maintenance

Training Materials:Turfgrass Maintenance with Reduced Environmental Impacts Manual

Certification and Training Program Partners: Fortin Consulting, Inc., Mn/DOT, CTAP, U of M Extension, Golf Course Superintendents Association, MN Landscapes and Nurseries Association

Funding for these workshops is provided by MPCA through a grant from US EPA, Section 319 Nonpoint Source Management Fund, and local partners.