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“I am having a house built at Stansbury Park, and moving in the middle of July. I will be able to do my own landscaping and am looking forward to it. Are there any landscaping seminars coming up between now and then. Also I listen to you a lot during the year and heard a lot about turtle grass. Do they have a web site, is it still around and is it possible to get it as sod? I am thinking that since I am starting from scratch it would be good to put grass in that is not going to need a lot of water. Would this be a good grass or are there others that would work better in the Stansbury area. I enjoy listening to your show, unfortunately it's usually when I am going around yard sales and driving, so I'm not able to write much down, but it's always on then. I appreciate any help you can give me. It's going to be fun building it all from scratch.” I will be doing another series on Basic Landscaping Design in the month of May. The April class was full so we have opened another section in May and will have additional classes later in the summer. Call 801 768-4971 or toll free at 1-888 672-6040 (ext 4971 to register. The office is open from Monday through Friday from 8:30 to 5:00. As a part of the course you will complete a landscape plan. All good landscapes starts with a landscape plan. The plot plan puts on paper your designs for your property. Your landscape plan will help you design a landscape that will increase the aesthetic, economic, functional, and environmental value of your property. The plan is a guideline or blueprint for using plants to blend your home with its surroundings. Good landscape design involves far more than just buying a plant that happens to look nice and sticking it in the ground. Design requires careful thought and learning how trees, shrubs, and construction materials can be used to develop a long range plan for your property. Do it right the first time and save yourself a lot of problems. To find out more about Turtle Turf, log onto The Utah State University Extension Agent in Tooele has a series of grass plots of many different grasses including Turtle turf in front. of his office at 151 North Main in Tooele. Stop by and see the different types and see whet looks right for you. Some of the varieties of tall fescue are more salt tolerant than Kentucky bluegrass. Larry A. Sagers Regional Horticulturist Utah State University Extension Thanksgiving Point Office

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