Is your lawn in need of some TLC? Dead spot from the pool? Learn how to rejuvenate your lawn to be lush and green, the best in the neighborhood! Historically, late summer and early fall begin the ideal time for turf renovation/reseeding in Maryland, DC, and Virginia. The season actually starts in late August, but … Continue reading How to Rejuvenate a Lawn
In our last blog, we talked about soil types affecting the availability and uptake of plant nutrients. Sandy soils , which drain quickly, may not have sufficient N, P and K due to leaching, as the water rapidly leaves a sand area. Over the years rains can remove a lot of nutrients from a porous area to the garden. Regular watering is needed to establish new trees and may move materials away also, from sandy planting mix. If you could see a cross section of the soil draining, the water you are applying moves rapidly out of the sand in a more pointed, dagger like profile.
Over 20 years ago, we experimented with different soil types and potting mixtures for organic soil amendments. Leafgro, which is manufactured by the state of Maryland, has proven to be an excellent addition to our planting medium. Leafgro is made of leaves and grass clippings collected from the surrounding cities. Then professionally recycled into Leafgro … Continue reading Organic Soil Amendments
Real Christmas trees are biodegradable and green! Give them a 2nd life by recycling them to mulch or compost.
Late August through mid October is the ideal time for lawn rejuvenation in our transition zone. Wait until after a rain to core-aerate or verti-slice the cool season turf grass areas. This way, the soil is soft enough for the machine to penetrate 1/2″ to 1″ deep for the seed prep work. Soil to seed … Continue reading Fall – A Time for Lawn Maintenance
By practicing good environmental stewardship we can reduce fertilizer runoff into our creeks, rivers and Chesapeake Bay.