P.O. Box 72320, Durham, NC 27722
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15 Aug 2018

August Newsletter

Aeration and Seeding

Aeration and seeding is an important part of maintaining a healthy lawn over multiple years. The process introduces fresh seed which promotes new growth and thickness in the lawn. Aeration loosens the soil before the seed is applied boosting the capability of the seed to take. The seed is applied with a broadcast spreader over the entire lawn to ensure an even application. The seed we use is a proprietary blend of tall fescue grass that is blended for DJS only - our own private label, if you will. This important process of seeding and aeration will be beginning soon. Contact us today to have your lawn seeded and aerated!

Vacation Lawn Maintenance

Summer is beginning to wind down and schools will be starting soon, but many are trying to sneak in last-minute getaways before the school year starts. If you are one of our customers who do not receive lawn maintenance, but would like to while you are out of town, we would be happy to take care of it while you are gone. Just contact us and let us know when you need lawn maintenance.

Rose Rosette Disease

Rose Rosette Disease (RRD) is a disease that causes roses to grow strangely deformed leaves, stems, and flowers. The disease is a virus and is transferred by a microscopic mite. The virus originates most often in the multiflora rose, a weedy invasive rose. The mites feed on the multiflora rose and are transferred to other roses by people, animals, or the wind. The mites feed on the next rose and transmit the disease to the vascular system of the plant. The highest incidence is currently in the upper South and Mid-Atlantic regions.
An infected rose could have one or all of the following symptoms:
  • Bright red new growth that never turns green
  • Very thick stems with excessive thorniness
  • Flower buds emerge in tiny, tight clusters
  • Flowers that open are deformed and stunted looking
  • Foliage is distorted and stunted looking; may also be yellow

If a rose has RRD, it must be removed. Pruning the infected areas has proven not to be an effective control method, and leaving it in place only increases the chances of the disease spreading. If you think you have a rose that is infected, contact us to have your plant inspected and removed if necessary.

01 Aug 2018

August Plant of the Month

 

 

Fire Light Hydrangea

This deciduous shrub bring lots of summer color growing to 6-8 feet tall and 4-6 feet wide and preforms great in full to partial sun. Its full flower heads bloom a creamy white and change to red in the fall. This Fire Light Hydrangea adds unique color to any landscape and can truly show off in the summer!