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Benefits of Land Conservation- June 27, 2014

The vast majority of land conservation in Virginia happens on private lands, as the result of voluntary choices made by landowners exercising their right to determine the use of their land. Every landowner’s property rights give them the option, within local planning rules, to either develop the land to the maximum extent feasible or to…
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Lawn Care Tips- June 19, 2014

Because of its non-invasive nature and relative low maintenance, fescue is a popular choice of grass for lawns all across the country. However, after a long and hot summer, your fescue lawn can begin to look worn down and sparse. Luckily, the warm days and cool nights of the fall provide us with perfect weather…
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Good Tree Facts- June 10, 2014

Carbon sequestration, air quality, and climate change A tree can absorb as much as 48 pounds of carbon dioxide per year, and can sequester one ton of carbon dioxide by the time it reaches 40 years old. [1] One large tree can provide a supply of oxygen for two people. [2] Energy According to the USDA Forest Service,…
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Benefits of Mulching- May 29, 2014

Trees love mulch rings Homeowners and professional arborists depend on mulch in landscapes for several reasons. Functionally, mulches discourage weeds from growing, conserve moisture during drought periods, and allow better use of water by controlling runoff and increasing water-holding capacity of light, sandy soils. Mulches help maintain a uniform soil temperature. A 3- to 4-inch layer of mulch can add to the aesthetic value of…
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