Lawn and Garden Forums Help Homeowners

MILWAUKEE – Homeowners can get advice from experts on two hot lawn and garden topics this yard care season: the latest in lawn care equipment and how to battle weeds and finally win.

The live forums are hosted by lawn and garden experts as part of the Yard Smarts Hotline Friday Forum series. Anyone can log onto to watch, learn and participate.

• April 15, 2011, 2 p.m. CT – Choosing and Using Your New Lawn Mower will focus on the many options and considerations when choosing a mower, as well as mower set up and basic maintenance. 
• May 6, 2011, 2 p.m. CT – Winning the War on Weeds will take a comprehensive look at America’s most troublesome weeds and how to control them, including organic options. Yard Doctor Trey Rogers, Ph.D., will invite questions as he discusses the latest information on fighting weeds.

The Friday Forums are sponsored by Yard Smarts, an educational program run by Briggs & Stratton Corporation to help homeowners achieve the yard they really want to have.

In addition to the Friday Forums, Yard Smarts is hosting a free hotline April 15 - May 15. To ask a lawn, garden or equipment question, call 1-866-YARD-TIPS (1-866-927-3847) or submit an email by visiting and clicking on the hotline icon.

On four Fridays during the hotline (April 15 & 29 and May 6 & 13), homeowners can speak directly with lawn, garden and equipment experts from 2 – 6 p.m. CT.

Visit for the most up-to-date forum information and for more tips on how to create and maintain a great yard.

Monica Baer, 262-522-9687