Plant Zone Map

The 2012 data shows Virginia Beach and Norfolk area falling into zone 8a. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) provides research services to help determines each area for its Plant Hardiness Zone Map. The zones are based on the annual average of minimum winter temperature, divided into 10 degrees F zones. This provides a guide for gardeners and growers to determine which plants can thrive in each zone and when is the best time for planting as well as harvesting. Photo and information courtesy of www.garden.org

Planting Calendar

This link provided by Southern Living will prepare you for a month-to-month preparation for your lawn on an annual basis. Whether it is trees, flowers or vegetables that you are planting, it is best to follow these steps in order to avoid losing your investment. Photo and information courtesy of http://www.southernliving.com/marketplace/garden-lawn-care- checklist

Creeping Thyme

Thymus praecox is a low growing perennial hardy in USDA hardiness zones 4-9 with fairly minimal requirements. An evergreen with lightly haired foliage, this tiny-growing creeping thyme varietal — rarely over 3 inches — will appear in low, dense mats, which sprawl randomly and quickly fill in areas as a ground cover. T. serpyllum is another creeping thyme variety. Just like other thyme variaties creeping thyme is edible with a flavor and aroma akin to mint when crushed or steeped for teas or tinctures. To harvest creeping thyme ground cover, either remove the leaves from the stems or dry by snipping from the plant and hanging upside down in a dark, well aerated area. Harvest creeping thyme in the morning when the essential oils of the plant are at their peak. Another creeping thyme fact is despite its enticing odor, growing creeping thyme ground cover is deer resistant, making it an ideal landscape candidate in areas frequented by them. Creeping thyme is also capable of withstanding tromping upon by rambunctious kids (making it kid resistant as well!), which makes it an exceptional planting choice anywhere that has frequent foot traffic. Flowering creeping thyme is very attractive to bees and is a nice addition to a garden focused on honeybees. In fact, the pollen from the blooming thyme will flavor the resulting honey.  photo and information courtesy ofihttps://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/herbs/thyme/growing-creeping-thyme.htm

Crab Grass Awareness

Crabgrass is an annual that comes up from seed each year and dies with frost in the fall. Bermuda grass is a perennial that comes back from its tough, wiry trailing stems and rhizomes (underground stems) each year. Its leaves are blue-gray in color, where crabgrass leaves are green. While not similar in appearance, these two grasses often are confused with each other because they have similar seed heads. Equally important in controlling crabgrass is fertilizing at the correct times of the year to promote root and side growth (called tillering) instead of top growth. The most important time to fertilize your lawn is in the fall. Washington State University recommends making a fertilizer application in early September and again after the last mowing (around mid-November) but before the soil freezes. If you apply fertilizer in the fall, wait until early May to fertilize again. Fertilizing earlier in the spring encourages top growth at the expense of root and side growth, resulting in weaker turf and more frequent mowing. The best times to fertilize lawns in our region are: Nov. 15, May 1, June 15 and Sept. 1, applying 1 pound of nitrogen per 1,000 square feet of lawn area. information courtesy of http://www.tri-cityherald.com/living/home-garden/marianne-ophardt/article32175750.html
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