Home and Garden
After the crazy weather this winter and spring, many lawn and garden owners are ready to crank up the lawn mower and get back to some outdoor normalcy. Inspired by the beautiful lawns on the cover of the fertilizer bags greeting you at the door of the big box stores? Resist the temptation to snap up the fertilizer and plan instead for the most gorgeous lawn ever by following this schedule.
May (Early Spring)
First and foremost, stash your cash. This is NOT the time of year to fertilize and reseed in Central Virginia. Our increasingly hot, dry summers make most lawn revitalization efforts moot, but the most effective lawn interventions do begin in early spring. Here are some step-by-step tips.
1. Analyze soil. Visit any friendly local Virginia Cooperative Extension (VCE) Office and ask for a soil kit (each county’s VCE is listed in the government white pages). Once obtained, follow the directions carefully, pac ... Read More
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