The Building Environmentally Sustainable Turf (BEST) Lawn Program makes the best use of valuable resources (your time and money) and 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 $40 covers one soil test and provides program materials. Additional soil tests are $15 each. Download and print the enrollment form (below) today! Please note: lawn assessments are prioritized by date of receipt, weather, soil moisture and volunteer availability.