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Mike Ayala Of DC HouseSmarts TV

Two of Behnke’s Superstars

A month or so ago, we were approached by Mike Ayala of DC HouseSmarts TV to see if they could come out to our garden center to film an upcoming episode of their show. Of course we said "sure,"........

Now is the time to improve your lawn and here’s how

Horticulturist Carol Allen knows about lawns - in a former job she had to deal with millions of visitors trampling the National Mall, which fortunately none of us have to contend with.  And NOW is the best time to fertilize…

Espoma Organic Lawn Fall

Time to feed your lawn!

Between now and the end of October is the best time to feed your lawn - which needs a yearly application of Nitrogen or it'll keep getting thinner and weedier.  (Why? Because turfgrasses are not sustainable plants, y'all!  They're one…

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Earth-Friendly Lawn Care Throughout the Year

As we’re all increasingly concerned that our gardening practices might harm the environment, lawns are coming under attack. But the good news is that not only is it possible to have a good-looking lawn without harming the environment; it’s actually…

Earth-Friendly Lawn Care Basics

Lawns CAN be grown in an environmentally sensitive way, and this article will explain how. It summarizes the products and lawn care practices that we recommend, based on the very best research from academia, government (federal and state environmental agencies), plus…

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Lawn Care – How to Overseed your Lawn

Why Overseed Most homeowners plant grass seed once and wonder why their lawn gets thinner and weedier every year. That's because even with proper fertilization, turf grass reproduction naturally slows down over the years and lawns simply need more seeds…

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Lawn Care – Repairing Bare Spots in your Lawn

Bare spots happen. They're unsightly and discouraging, but fixable. When The best time, just like for starting a new lawn, is from August 20 to October 15. The second best time is in the spring. How Remove plant debris with…

Summer Watering Tips

I say “finally” because it’s felt like August for a couple of weeks now. Make sure to provide water to your gardens, containers, and plantings around the house. Here are my recommendations.........

Spring Lawn Care

As we move into spring, days are getting longer and warmer, and once again lawns in the Washington area are turning green and starting another season of growth. Behnke's is offering a few simple tips to get your lawn off to a great start this Spring.
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