Introducing the first Hambleton Lawn and Landscape newsletter!
The Team at Hambleton Lawn and Landscape is happy to announce its first ever newsletter for the benefit and enjoyment of our clients, past and present, as well as family and friends. We are grateful for your readership and encourage you to share it with your colleagues and friends. We will provide a monthly newsletter that we hope is informative and fun to read as we pass through the seasons. Feel free to reach out to us with any feedback or suggestions, we would love to hear from you. Enjoy
The Crew Column
Marvin Morales has been a part of the Hambleton Team for almost 10 years. When he joined us back in the Spring of 2007, he was young and 'green', having yet to gain any experience in the lawn and landscape industry. He was eager to learn, and over the years has become a seasoned and steadfast Expert Technician.
In his down time, Marvin loves mastering the art of grilling. This spring he offered to cooked up some delicious fare for the Hambleton crew. Let's just say....there weren't any leftovers. When he's not cooking up something tasty, Marvin is spending time with his wife and three children.
You Lawn in September
A monthly guide of what to expect...
This year we experienced an exceptionally rainy spring, then a very hot and humid summer. This combination of moisture and heat created a welcome environment for fungus in a high percentage of lawns. For this reason, a lot of lawns are looking rough this time of year.
To assist the lawn in recovering from the challenging summer, one of the best things you can do this September/October is to core aerate and over-seed your lawn. Core aeration helps to break up compacted soil and aids in root development. It also makes water, oxygen and nutrients more accessible to the soil, and healthy soil means healthy grass. Over-seeding at this time will also help to thicken the grass, giving it a better chance of faring well through the winter months. Core aerating and over-seeding is something we recommend doing at least once a year to help maintain a healthy and vibrant lawn. If you're interested in learning more about this service, or getting a quote for your lawn, give us a call and someone in our office will gladly assist you.
Items of Intrigue
Once Upon a September: In 1939 on September 1st, Hitler's armies invaded Poland, starting World War II in Europe. The war lasted 6 years and 1 day, ending on September 2, 1945, also known as V-J Day.
Calling All DNA: Moscow State University has secured Russia's largest-ever grant to collect the DNA of every living and extinct creature for the world's first database of its kind.
Meet Your Greens: The Resurrection Fern looks like any other fern, but has an incredible ability to withstand drought. During dry spells, the plant curls up into a ball and turns brown, appearing to be dead. When it comes in contact with water, it uncurls and comes back to life. It has been estimated that it can survive for 100 years without water!
Hambleton Lawn & Landscape
2818 Juniper Street
Fairfax, VA 22031
Office hours: Monday to Friday 8:00am-4:00pm ET
Licensed and Insured
VA Class A Lic #2705097772A
and VA pesticide bus Lic. #6583