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Virginia Home Grown

Host, Amy Barton Williams, and Co-Host, Peggy M. Singlemann, interview experts and enthusiasts from around the state. The program airs monthly from March through October.

Latest Episode

Urban Habitat; Grapes & Viticulture (#1406)
Pollocks Path & Meadows; grape growing operation; vertical gardening; Black Chokeberry

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.

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.

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.