Watering Routine And Expectations For Newly Seeded Lawns
1. Water, water, water! Try to keep the new lawn moist at all times. Water at least three times a day for 10 minutes; morning, mid-day, and late afternoon. Do not over water (avoid puddling). 2. Try to avoid using the lawn for the next 2-3 weeks for the best results. You can go on…Read More
In our years of business, we have strived to incorporate procedures to limit our environmental footprint. Did you know that Velvet Green used approximately 41,000 gallons of collected rainwater during the 2021 growing season? At Velvet Green we utilize water to apply fertilizer to lawns, treat for mosquitoes and ticks, and protect and feed ornamental…Read More
Students Help Local Businesses Develop Successful Social Media Strategies
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Why Should I Care About a West Nile Positive Mosquito?
Why should I care about a West Nile Positive Mosquito? West Nile Virus can make some people very sick. West Nile is a virus that is in our environment all the time. In summer, there is an increased chance that a mosquito could bite an animal with West Nile first and then bite a human.…Read More
Dangerous Tick-Borne Disease Spreads To MA, CDC Warns
Massachusetts has seen more cases of this rare, potentially deadly tick-borne infection than all but three other states. A rare, potentially deadly tick-borne disease has infected people in Massachusetts. And health officials say it could be worse than Lyme disease. The same tick that carries Lyme disease has caused Powassan, otherwise known as POW. It…Read More
What Makes Tiger Mosquito Moms Special?
Tiger Mosquito* Moms A female mosquito hatches from an egg which has been laid in water by a mother mosquito. Sometimes, a female mosquito is born from a single egg placed strategically by the mother to provide a safe place to hatch. She will breathe air from a tube on her tail and feed on…Read More
Five Factors that Affect Cool Season Turf Grass Growth
Day length – Grass absorbs sunlight and carbon dioxide through its leaves to produce sugar and oxygen, a process called photosynthesis, which you may remember from science class. Grass will grow more as the sun’s rays become stronger and the days become longer. Temperature – Soil temperature plays a major role in the growth of grass.…Read More
How To Protect Our Disappearing Bumble Bees
Although the weather may not be a strong indicator, it is officially spring! As we begin to spend more time outdoors, there will be a noticeable difference from past spring seasons. The rusty-patched bumblebee has been declared as the first bumblebee requiring protection under the Endangered Species Act. Check out this article in the Scientific…Read More