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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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Spring Trees: The Clock is Ticking

While the weather is warming and the excitement is building for another beautiful Spring, the digging window for Spring trees is also drawing to a close.  Field grown trees, otherwise referred to as B&B, need to be dug from the grower’s fields prior to the emergence of leaves.  We anticipate this leafing out occurring within the next two weeks for southern growers...

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Recognizing Employee Contributions

We were highlighted in the February 2016 issue of Landscape Management magazine for uniquely recognizing employees who go above and beyond their job duties.  See the story below. http://landscapemanagement.net/case-study-using-an-employee-recognition-program-to-boost-morale/ ~~~~~~ Case Study: Using an employee recognition program to boost morale Recognizing...

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Off-Season Turf Planning

Believe it or not, the off-season is the best time to start constructing your turf program for 2016.  It literally begins from the ground up. The surest way to improve or maintain existing high quality turf grass begins with the soil.  Simple as it may sound, it can be the most overlooked, yet critical, part in any successful turf program.  Ultimately, your lawn...

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