Wishing You and Yours a Happy New Year!
"Be at war with your vices,
at peace with your neighbors,
and let every new year find you a better person."
- Benjamin Franklin
The Crew Column
This month we would like to introduce Javier Mejia. Javier has been with us just over a year, but his experience in the lawn and landscaping industry is nearing a decade. He has quickly made himself a valuable asset to our team. When he's not mowing lawns and mulching beds, Javier enjoys spending time with his daughter. He also loves soccer, whether it's playing on the field or cheering on the Real Madrid's. Javier hopes to some day be able to own his own farming business back in his beloved Honduras...but says staying in Vienna, Virginia isn't a bad Plan B.
Your Lawn in January
A monthly guide of what to expect...
During the colder months, when the lawn needs less direct care, it's a good time to step back and consider ways to improve your lawn care for the year. Obtaining a soil test can be a good way to assess any adjustments that need to be made. A soil test measures the pH of your lawn, so you know if the soil is too acidic or too alkaline. Having a proper pH balance helps to insure the availability of nutrients to the lawn. Getting this done in the winter will help you to know how to approach proper lawn care for the coming year.
If you're interested in a soil test, give us a call to learn more! 703-532-4911
Items of Intrigue
You Heard It First: Sound travels about 4 times faster in water than in air. Since sound is a pressure wave it behaves differently depending on the density of what it is traveling through. Water is denser, so it requires more energy for a sound wave to generate, but once it's started, the particles bump in to each other more as they vibrate. In air, there's less resistance, so it's easier to start a sound wave, but the particles have to travel further before bumping in to one another, slowing down the travel time.
Petting Zoo and Garden in One: When fully mature, Lamb's Ear is definitely true to it's name. Native to Turkey, Iran and Armenia, this perennial is often used in recreational areas as they commonly attract children, due to their soft furry texture. These qualities also mean it can be used as an alternative to toilet paper. Apparently it "feels like wiping your fanny with a cloud plucked from the sky."
Hambleton Lawn & Landscape
2818 Juniper Street
Fairfax, VA 22031
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