If your lawn is thin, parched or weedy, plan to attend the Stephen F. Austin State University Mast Arboretum's Gardener seminar Saturday July 11. Local photographer and garden columnist Jeff Abt will present "Taking Care of Your Turfgrass" and will explain how to create and maintain a beautiful lawn in the difficult East Texas climate.

The workshop will be from 9 a.m. until noon in room 118 of the Agriculture building on Wilson Drive on the SFA campus. The cost for the seminar is $20 for members of the Friends of the SFA Gardens and $25 for non members.

To register, contact the SFA Mast Arboretum education office at (936) 468-1832 or e-mail erodewald@sfasu.edu.