Archive for July, 2010

CRABGRASS OR NUTSEDGE?

Saturday, July 31st, 2010

by Chris Gurreri You may have noticed that your water-starved lawns are slowly starting to recover from the drought, but another problem is lurking outside in the form of many bright green patches. Your first thought is to blame it on that pesky crabgrass that we try to block every spring. However, at a closer [...]

SOUTH AFRICAN PLANTS FOR OUR GARDENS

Thursday, July 22nd, 2010

by Sandie Hall South Africa has been in the headlines often during the past few weeks. It was host to the 2010 FIFA World Cup. More recently, a little known golfer named Louis Oosthuizen, a South African, stunned the golfing world with a seven-stroke victory at the British Open last Sunday. And ironically, Oosthuizen won [...]

PROFESSIONAL LANDCARE NETWORK MEMBER, CLASSIC LANDSCAPING, INC., PARTICIPATED IN DONATION TO ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

Tuesday, July 20th, 2010

FREDERICK, MD, JULY 19, 2010 — Classic Landscaping, Inc., a member of the Professional Landcare Network (PLANET), participated in Renewal & Remembrance at Arlington National Cemetery on Monday, July 19, 2010. Hundreds of landscape and lawn care professionals from across the nation bring their crews to Arlington National Cemetery to spend the day mulching, upgrading [...]

ARE THERE UNWANTED GUESTS AT YOUR BARBEQUE?

Saturday, July 10th, 2010

by Dave Geis If you’re outside entertaining your friends and family (maybe not this week with record temperatures everywhere!!!), you may notice a few guests who arrived uninvited!  Party Crashers!!! It seems that the harsh winter, along with some very early strange weather patterns (April and May saw all of the fruit trees blooming in [...]

STINK BUGS: THE BUG WE LOVE TO HATE

Thursday, July 1st, 2010

I remember many things about growing up, and – although my memory is certainly in a decline with each passing of year – one thing I do not remember is ever seeing a stink bug. Many other insects are associated with distinct memories for me: mosquitoes on camping trips, lightning bugs on warm summer nights [...]