Fall Planting of Spring Bulbs

Fall Planting of Spring Bulbs

Want the beautiful Spring color next year? Now is the time to plant your daffodils, tulips, and hyacinths. There are a few ways to tell when it is time to get your bulbs in the ground, fall foliage has moved just past peak, you don’t hear those pesky crickets outside...
Overseeding Watering Requirements

Overseeding Watering Requirements

All seeds require moisture and a certain temperature range before they begin to germinate.  If the seed or sprout dries out — it dies out. Your mission then, is to provide adequate moisture at all times. The phase before you see any sprouts poking out is most...
Aerate, compost and overseed

Aerate, compost and overseed

Why and When Should I Aerate, Compost, and Reseed My Lawn? Why Aerate? Aeration extracts 2-5″ plugs of thatch and soil out from your lawn, allowing air, water, and nutrients to reach the roots of the grass more effectively. Aeration improves drainage, promotes...
Watering your lawn Q&A

Watering your lawn Q&A

When and how often do I water? The best time to water is in the early morning, between 4 and 6 AM. This allows your lawn to get a nice drink before temperatures heat up, evaporating the moisture off the plant. Watering early in the morning reduces the susceptibility...
Pruning Spring blooming Shrubs

Pruning Spring blooming Shrubs

While early spring is a great time to prune most shrubs, it is best to prune early-Spring bloomers right after they bloom, preferably within six weeks. As our azalea, rhododendron, viburnum finish blooming, it is important to perform the most aggressive pruning on...
Common Virginia Grasses

Common Virginia Grasses

What type of Grass do I currently have in my lawn? Chances are likely if you are in Northern Virginia, you have a Tall Fescue lawn. However, it is possible to grow warm season grasses such as bermuda and zoysia in our climate. Southern Virginia, especially in the...