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Storm Resistant Trees

In central Virginia five years ago, as well as other areas around the country, (June 29, 2012), we experienced the Mid-Atlantic and Midwest derecho with incredibly high winds and rain followed by downed trees, damaged property, and lack of electrical power - even loss of life.   The destructive storm was amazingly quick and efficient and almost totally shut down many...

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Holiday Containers

Author Avery Ellis Hotpots Head Gardner   For many Virginia gardeners, the start of December brings a chance to breathe. The frosty mornings and early dark of winter signal a slowing of the pace, a moment to step back and rest after an autumn of hard work. But really, it’s not time to breathe yet! For Hotpots, the start of December is the start of...

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Sow Seeds This Fall

Most of us do not think of planting seeds or plants in the fall as the traditional garden season is almost over, and the dreary prospect of a winter without fresh produce looms.  With care, however, there are many vegetable groups that can be encouraged to "over-winter" in your garden. Most greens will grow if planted in the fall and will provide delicious salads for...

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BULBS – Fall is the Time to Think of Spring

While the summer days were hot and humid, you did not mind viewing the fruit of your gardening labors from inside (with the air conditioner running).  Now the days are starting to cool off; mornings and evenings are pleasant again. Just when you need an excuse to go out and play in your garden - it’s Fall Bulb Planting Time! Bulbs planted in fall can make your...

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TURF TALK

Summer Management for Cool-Season Grass (Fescue) Maintaining cool-season turf grass during the summer season is very difficult due to high temperatures, high humidity and periods of drought.  These conditions can increase the risk of summer diseases and can affect the overall appearance of your turf.  The ideal temperature for successful cool-season grass is 80° and...

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JWT Receives National Safety Award

We were recently awarded an Overall Safety Achievement Award for 2015 from the National Association of Landscape Professionals. The award, part of the association's Safety Recognition Awards Program, honor those companies with high-performing safety programs that have a multi-year track record of creating and maintaining safe work environments for their...

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