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Replace Your Lawn! Landscaping Strategies

October 10, 2015 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm


If maintaining your lawn has gotten to be too much— too much water, fertilizer, pesticides, and herbicides, too much time, too much mowing, or just plain too much bother—then you’ll want to take this class! Learn to use alternative grasses and grass like plants to create beautiful ‘lawns’ that are low care and water-conserving.

In this one-day class, you will be guided, step-by-step, through the entire lawn-replacement process: from initial considerations of cost and difficulty, through selecting the right plants for your site, to soil preparation and planting, and finally, to the required maintenance.

Class registration fee: $20 before September 14th, $25 after September 14th

Dakotah Bertsch, M.S., is a Landscape Architect & Project Manager. He earned his Masters degree in Landscape Architecture and a B.S. in Environmental Studies. He’s had years of ecological studies, frequent hikes and explorations, and years of working in the field of design, construction, maintenance and restoration of California landscapes.


Cabrillo College Extension Program


Cabrillo College Room 609
6500 Soquel Drive
Aptos, CA 95003 United States
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