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Tips From Richard: Overseed The Lawn

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 10:54am -- WCVE

Overseed your lawn with new grass seed. A core aerator or a good stiff rake will help brake the surface of the soil enough to allow for good seed/soil contact. By lightly watering the new seed once a day, you should have new seedlings sprouting by next weekend.

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

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.

Tips From Richard: Lawn Aeration

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 1:30pm -- WCVE

Schedule a core aerator for your lawn. Normal summer rain and heat tend to bake our soils resulting in a compacted lawn. Aeration with a core aerator will loosen the soil and allow moisture to soak in rather than run off. Whether you do-it-yourself or hire a contractor, aeration will help strengthen your lawn.

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