Events Short Course

Landscape/Lawn Short Course

In Person Landscape/Lawn Short Course: December 5,6,7 2023 (Tue, Wed, Thu)
The 2023 Landscape/Lawn Short Course will once again be held in Henrico County at the Belmont Recreation Center (1600 Hilliard Road, Henrico, VA 23228).

The course is designed to provide baseline information needed by lawn and landscape professionals

Industry persons (persons new to the profession and seasoned professionals seeking to refresh their knowledge)

Pre-Registration has closed. We have a few seats available but we can’t guarantee course notebooks for persons who register on site.


Tuesday, December 05
8:30 AM – 3:30 PM

8:30 Intro
8:45 Industry Overview
9:30 Transition Zone Challenges: Stephanie Romelczyk, VCE
10:30 Landscaping Mistakes and Challenges: Stephanie Romelczyk, VCE
11:30 Weeds in the Landscape (Part One): Jeff Derr, VT
12:30 Lunch (Provided)
1:15 Weeds in the Landscape (Part Two): Jeff Derr, VT
2:00 Break
2:15 Insects in the Landscape: Alejandro Del-Pozo, VT
3:30 End

Wednesday, December 06
8:15 AM – 5:00 PM

8:15 Legislative Issues Across the Nation: Bob Mann, NALP
9:00 Tree Botany and Maintenance: Joel Koci, VSU
11:00 Tree Installation and Maintenance: Joel Koci, VSU
12:00 Lunch (Provided)
12:45 Natives in the Landscape; DCR’s Nutrient Management Program: Anita Tuttle, DCR
2:00 Keep it Legal: Rules for Fertilizer, Pesticides, etc.: Gonzalo Ortiz (VT)
3:00 Turfgrass Basics and Soil Basics: Mike Goatley, VT|
5:00 End

Thursday, December 07
8:15 AM – 4:00 PM

8:15 Working with Environmental Groups: Tom Tracy, EI
9:00 Horticulture Basics: TBD
10:00 Botany 101: Guy Mussey, VCE retired
12:00 Lunch (Provided)
12:45 Botany 101 (Continued): Guy Mussey, VCE retired
2:45 Pruning, Planting, and Mulching: Guy Mussey, VCE retired
4:00 End