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Lawn and Landscape Diagnostic Site Visits

Arapahoe County Extension’s professional horticulture staff can provide on-site lawn, tree and landscape site visits for a small fee to help with identifying and solving insect, disease and other lawn problems.

Lawn and landscape diagnostics are more accurate when examining the total situation, including irrigation coverage.  We will make every effort to diagnose an issue prior to a site visit by asking questions, looking at photos and examining samples.  If an accurate diagnosis cannot be completed through this method, horticulture staff can schedule a site visit. A site visit can help diagnose the root problem and provide safe and effective recommendations for:

  • Thinning lawns
  • Dying lawns
  • Failing newly seeded or sodded lawns
  • Older problem lawns
  • Weedy lawns
  • Lawns with brown spots
  • Thinning trees
  • Trees with insects and disease
  • Trees that are declining in health
  • Emerald Ash Borer checks

How it Works:
Please call 303-730-1920 to schedule a site visit with horticulture staff. As an educational organization, Extension staff provides unbiased, reliable advice and will not use site visits to promote specific landscape care products or services. Please note staff will not be able to address hazard tree issues. If you believe you have a hazard tree situation, please call a certified for arborist for a consultation.

When to Schedule:
Lawn and tree problems are best diagnosed as they develop and display active symptoms. Problems that are weeks or months old, unless they recur, are difficult to diagnose.

Fees:
The cost of a site visit is $75 for up to one hour on-site, with verbal recommendations provided. Checks may be payable to Arapahoe County Extension at time of site visit. Laboratory analysis, if desired, can be done through the CSU Soil, Water and Plant Testing Lab for an additional charge.

No-one shall be denied the opportunity to participate or receive information based on their ability to pay. Fees are subject to change.

Keeping ahead of COVID-19

This rapidly evolving coronavirus (COVID-19) has imposed an unsettling, fluid situation upon our community and its businesses. While the team here still aims to maintain a “business as usual” approach, we are making a number of significant changes to our operations to account for a situation that is far from normal.