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Tips From Richard: Fall Fertilizer Application

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 11:22am -- WCVE

Make your first application of fall fertilizer on fescue lawns. In central Virginia, most turf experts agree that one secret to a healthy lawn is to make two or three applications of slow release nitrogen between the end of August and the first of December.

Be sure to read Richard’s weekly Garden Q & A in the Saturday Home Section of the Richmond Times-Dispatch.

Miss Marple Season 7: A Caribbean Mystery

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 11:10am -- WCVE

Acclaimed British actress Julia McKenzie (“Cranford”) returns as spinster sleuth Miss Marple in three new episodes of the popular Agatha Christie’s “Miss Marple” series.

While staying at a lavish tropical island hotel, Miss Marple investigates the sudden death of a fellow guest. With the help of a curmudgeonly business tycoon, Miss Marple unravels a web of deceit, murder and “dark magic,” leaving her to consider every one of the hotel’s guests as a suspect. Sir Antony Sher (God on Trial) guest stars.

The Roosevelts: An Intimate History

Wed, 09/10/2014 - 12:27pm -- WCVE

Ken Burns’s seven-part documentary weaves the stories of Theodore, Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, three members of one of the most prominent and influential families in American politics. The 14-hour series marks the first time their individual stories have been woven into a single narrative.

Watch The Roosevelts: An Intimate History September 14 at 8:00 p.m. on WCVE PBS/WHTJ PBS. Check listings for additional air-times.

"Royal Trip to Williamsburg" Raffle Ticket Winner Announced

Fri, 09/05/2014 - 12:58pm -- WCVE

Congratulations to Janet Evans of Hopewell, winner of the Royal Trip to Williamsburg Raffle! She and a guest will step into a world of history and heritage as they spend 4 luxurious nights at the Williamsburg Inn, in the same suite occupied by Queen Elizabeth II during her visit to Colonial Williamsburg in 2007.

The Royal Trip to Williamsburg includes all of the following:

Tips From Richard: Repair Your Summer Lawn

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 2:30pm -- WCVE

Get a head start on repairing the damage done to your lawn by the summer heat. Treat unwanted weeds and weedy grasses in your lawn with a herbicide containing glyphosate. If it doesn’t rain for two or three days after treating, water the area to insure the herbicide is cycling through the system of the plant. In approximately seven days the weeds will be dead and you’ll be able to plant new grass seed in their place.