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Fall is the Ideal Time for Lawn Improvement

RENOVATE YOUR LAWN BY AERATION AND OVERSEEDING (A&O) WHAT IS AERATION? Aeration is the process of mechanically removing small plugs of thatch and soil from the lawn to improve natural soil aeration.  Commonly referred to as "core aeration" in the lawn service industry, but you may have also heard of it as soil cultivation (coring, spiking and slicing).  Most...

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Our Scout Guide Spread

We wanted to share the love with our new spread in The Scout Guide Charlottesville Volume 8. Garden Details: Garden located at a private residence in Albemarle County Garden installed and maintained by J.W. Townsend Landscapes Hardscape installed by J.W. Townsend Landscapes Hotpots installed and maintained by J.W. Townsend Landscapes Landscape...

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Meet the Staff: Conrad Hershberger

Pictured above is Conrad Meet Conrad Hershberger What is your middle name?    Glen Where are you from?  Greenville, VA What is your favorite holiday or day of the year and why?  Thanksgiving day is a great time with family and enjoying the outdoors. How long have you worked for JWT?  One year Do you have any pets?  If so, type and name?  Yes. (1)...

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Be on the Lookout for Japanese Beetles

This post is going to be short and sweet.  Just like a Japanese beetle.  Well, I'm not sure if they're sweet. Lincoln, our spray technician, has shared some #landscape #tips with us and I thought I would pass them on.   1. Now is the time to start watching out for building populations of Japanese beetles.  Emergence will have already started in the last...

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Virginia Ephemerals – Spice up the Spring Garden

Do you occasionally get tired of the too well organized garden scene? Have you dabbled in the spontaneity of ephemeral-like plants such as daffodils and crocus? These plants will bring a boost of color to your garden and your mood after a long winter nap… Ephemeral plants pop up early in the Spring - grow, flower, set seed, and start to curl back into the...

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Native to Your Landscape

Using native plants in your landscape can be a great way to 'be green.'  Indigenous plants are adapted to the climate and precipitation of the region where they are found, so they are naturally hardy.  Native plants benefit from pollination and seed dispersal from local wildlife and provide food in return.  As our communities become more urban, it is especially...

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