Best Time To Mow
Best Time To Mow

By Gary Garner Sr. I get many questions and see much written about the best time to mow your lawn. My answer is when you have time and when it’s convenient to do so. I know this sounds flippant, but in today’s busy world not everything can be done at the best time. If you work a nine to five…

Lawn Care Calendar
Lawn Care Calendar

Some of the most asked questions we receive concern the proper time to apply fertilizer, lime, seed, etc. to the yard.  With that in mind, I developed the following calendar.  It can be printed and saved for future use or come by the store and pick one up.  March 1-April 15  Pre-emergence Crabgrass Control Fertilize with light application of 16-4-8…

Grass Seed Selection
Grass Seed Selection

There are many choices of seed on the market. You have old standbys such as Kentucky 31 (KY-31) and Kentucky Bluegrass. There are many selections of the so called tall turf type fescues as well as Bermuda grass, Zoysia, and lots of rye grasses. How do we decide which is the right one for us to plant? In my opinion,…

Fertilizer Guide For Central Virginia
Fertilizer Guide For Central Virginia

            All fertilizer labels must have three bold numbers.  The first number designates the amount of nitrogen (N), the second number designates the amount of phosphate (P2O5), and the third number is the amount of potash (K2O).  These three numbers represent the primary nutrients (nitrogen (N) – phosphorous (P) – potassium (K).             This label, known as the fertilizer grade, is a national standard.…