Spring is Here!
We hope you are enjoying the warmer weather as much as we are! Take advantage of nice days by spending time outdoors with friends and family!
The Crew Column
We would like to introduce you to our new estimator, Sean Salmon. Sean joined us back in February and underwent baptism by fire; jumping right in to our crazy Spring time! Sean was born and raised in Galway, Ireland, but is currently living in Manassas. Sean hopes one day to settle down and start a family. If you see him out and about, please be sure to give him a warm welcome. We are glad to have him on board!
Your Lawn in April
A monthly guide of what to expect...
Now that warmer temperatures have arrived (and are here to stay!) you will see the grass growing...and I mean, you can practically sit and watch it grow. It definitely seems to be coming up that fast! If you aren't putting down new grass seed, it's a good idea to apply pre-emergent to discourage the growth of crabgrass and other invasive weeds.
This time of year is eye-candy season! Tulips, Hyacinth, Crocus and other spring bulbs are blooming, as well as Cherry trees, Eastern Redbuds, Camellias, Lilacs, Dogwoods and Azaleas, to name a few. Be sure to take some time to enjoy the beautiful blooms!
Now is also a great time to clean up the landscape beds, put down a fresh layer of mulch and get everything spruced up for the season!
Items of Intrigue
Falling Uphill: Aside from it's ability to let you talk like a chipmunk, helium also has some pretty interesting tricks when it's cooled to - 452 degrees Fahrenheit. When helium is a few degrees below it's boiling point, it can do things that other fluids can't, like climb up and over the sides of a cup, or remain motionless when its container is spun. It can also flow without friction, so if you set down a cup and circulated it around, with normal liquids, within minutes it would stop moving. With helium (at low temperature) you could come back a million years later and it would still be moving!
Tulip Tips: These common flowers, that pop up in road medians and garden beds, used to be the most expensive bloom in the world, costing about 10 times more than a working man's average salary...this time period was known as Tulip Mania.
There are over 150 species of tulip with over 3,000 different varieties. Though native to central Asia, their popularity didn't grow until they reached the Netherlands. They are now the world's largest commercial producer, with around three billion blooms exported each year! Wondering if they can do more than just look pretty? Tulip petals are edible and in a pinch, can be used in place of onions.
Hambleton Lawn & Landscape
2818 Juniper Street
Fairfax, VA 22031
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