Office 301-515-7170 MDA Pesticide Applicator License # 25891 Website: www.rowlandscapes.net MDA Fertilizer Applicator License # 0207 Email: [email protected] Newsletter Vol. 2 No. 1 Providing Quality Service since 1983 March 2015 Decathlon Long and cold Winter It looks like the winter has finally left us. Another cold March with snow. We have finally been able to get started with the first round of applications. We are applying a granular pre-emergent to lawns to prevent crabgrass from germinating later this spring and summer. There is also a little fertilizer with the application to help the lawn come out of dormancy from the long and cold winter. Update on Pesticide Ban There is legislation that is currently working its way through the county government. They are proposing to ban pesticide use by homeowners and licensed professionals on all residential property in the county. A vote will be held sometime in . Please take the time to email the council and let them know you are opposed to this legislation. I have included the email addresses of the council below. Even if you sent an email previously, please send another one. Here is the link: https://www.votervoice.net/RISE/campaigns/38478/ respond Mowing Care Mowing is a very important aspect of lawn care. Make sure that the mower blade is sharp. A homeowner who mows his own lawn should sharpen the mower blade at least twice a year. On the lawnmowers that we use, the blades are changed 2 or 3 times a week. A dull blade will tear, not cut, the grass. Torn grass is more susceptible to disease. Also, make sure that the lawn is mowed regularly. In the spring, that means at least once week. Only one-third of the grass blade should be removed with each mowing. The mower should be set to mow at 2.5 inches - 3 inches. The lawn can be mowed a little shorter in the Spring but make sure the height is raised (3.5 inches) when the temperatures get into the upper 80’s and 90’s. Snow Damage If there is any damage to your lawn from the snow plows or road salt, let us know. We can provide an estimate to repair the area for you. $50 referral discount We desire more clients and are willing to pay for them. Find us a new customer that signs up for our annual Turf Management Program and we will credit your account for $50. donation Rowland will competing in the Golf Decathlon this June. The Decathlon is one day charity golf event that includes ten 18 hole rounds. Yes, 180 holes! He has completed this event twice. The event has raised over $30,000 each year with only about 10 competitors. (It is hard to find people crazy enough to do this.) This year’s charity is the FIGHT 4 Diabetes Cure. Please go to link if you are interested in making a donation to support this cause. https:// www.emailmef orm.com/ builder/form/ If you missed a previous newsletter, look on our website. Previous editions are posted for your reference.
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