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Thursday
Jul192012

Summer Vacation

We're in the middle of a rotation of vacations between me and the Whitehouse Lawns team. I had a great week of boating, fishing, wake boarding, and even a little cliff diving at Smith Mountain Lake. And then off to Hilton Head for our traditional July 4th holiday. But most importantly I just got to relax with the family and recharge. Octavio and Jose are doing the same but this might be the only time of year they get to see family, so I don't mind giving them the time off and covering routes for them.  I hope you had a great July 4th and also get to enjoy whatever family time you can get this summer.

Now back to reality... Overall we've had decent rainfall, but along with that comes brown patch fungus, nutsedge, and other grassy weed breakthroughs. We are furiously spraying fungicide for our Premium Lawn Care customers to control brown patch fungus. Spraying nutsedge and crabgrass is a little trickier. For one, the herbicide can damage the Fescue grass if its too hot. In addition, the herbicide needs to stay dry for 24 hours to really kick in. So it can be difficult to find days to spray weeds that are dry enough and not too hot right now. But that goes along with the joys of summer lawn care!

As always, feel free to contact me if you have any questions about watering, lawn diseases, lawn care treatments, weeds, or the mowing schedule.

Thanks, Ben

 

 

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