Insect Time!

July 20, 2023 // By Scott Brown

July’s hot, humid weather means a spark in insect and disease populations. Be especially diligent this month in your pest prevention methods. Check plants and grass regularly for signs of infestation or disease, properly identify the pest responsible, and then research the best kill method for that particular insect. Pesticides are usually specific to certain […]

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Keep the Grass Long

June 22, 2023 // By Scott Brown

Cutting your grass short is asking for trouble in hot weather. Even if you like the look of short grass, let it grow to at least three inches in the summer to avoid the risk of burning up the blades. Short grass will have nowhere to hide under the sun, and you may scorch the […]

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June 2023 Newsletter

June 19, 2023 // By Scott Brown

Monthly Newsletter How Do I Get Rid of String Algae? It can be challenging to eliminate string algae. We recommend the following solutions: 1) Begin prevention before the algae starts to form by making sure you have enough plant material and fish in the pond. If you already have algae, first remove as much of […]

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Beware the Insects!

June 7, 2023 // By Scott Brown

Monitor the new growth of plants for insects, especially succulents. Infested plants can be hosed down to remove small insect populations. Don’t apply chemical treatments if ladybugs or other predator insects are present. Mite activity often increases in hot, dry weather. Symptoms include stippled foliage which can be removed from the plant. Refrain from applying […]

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Did You Know (Lawn Edition)

April 20, 2023 // By Scott Brown

Lawns trap more than 12 million tons of dust and dirt annually. (The Lawn Institute) Turfgrass, like that found in our lawns, is much cooler than asphalt or cement. It acts as an “air conditioner” for the surrounding area (lawns can be 22 degrees cooler than urban asphalt “heat islands”). Healthy turfgrass has many miles […]

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Full Swing into the 2022 Season

April 4, 2022 // By Scott Brown

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YlKWg-GPJcw Did you know that Damascus Enterprises and Velvet Touch Rose Care are owned by the same person.   We are currently working on our spring clean ups and Pond cleanings right now.  At Velvet Touch Rose Care we are working to get all of your Roses unmounded and pruned and ready for this season.  

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Fertilizing a lawn in the spring can be very beneficial. It can help the lawn get a good start on the year, encourage a healthy lawn and help with a quick green up. A healthy lawn means it has a better root system to combat heat, cold, drought, mowing, foot traffic, and other stresses.  It’s […]

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