The District has partnered with the James City County Stormwater & Resource Protection division and the James City County/Williamsburg Master Gardeners to offer county residents assistance with environmentally-friendly lawn care.
The purpose of Turf Love is to help homeowners grow and maintain healthy lawns while preventing environmental harm through over-application of fertilizers or pesticides and preventing soil erosion. This is accomplished through homeowner site visits from trained volunteer Master Gardeners, known as Lawn Rangers, who discuss important lawn care methods with the homeowner, and measure the lawn and take soil samples to ensure accurate nutrient recommendations. After the soil sample results and homeowner goals have been evaluated, the homeowner will receive a certified nutrient management plan. This plan is specific to each homeowner’s lawn maintenance needs, goals, and surrounding environment; decreases the risk of environmental harm from routine lawn care; and often provides an economical benefit from reduced costs associated with over-application of nutrients.
Robyn Woolsey, Urban Conservationist, was a guest on the James City County podcast talking about the Turf Love Program. You can watch or listen to the podcast here.
To register for the program and request a visit from a Lawn Ranger, download and complete the program application and pre-visit survey below. Please mail these completed documents, along with a check for the $30 program fee, to the District office:
Colonial Soil and Water Conservation District
Attn: Turf Love Program
205 Bulifants Blvd, Suite C
Williamsburg VA 23188
Once your application and fee have been received, program manager Robyn Woolsey will contact you to schedule the Lawn Ranger visit. If you have any questions, please contact Robyn at (757) 645-4895 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Turf Love is offered in partnership with the organizations and programs shown below.