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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.

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Miniature Gardening; Proper Lawn Care (#1405)
Learn about Miniature Gardening; learn about proper lawn care from a Virginia Tech expert.

Tips From Richard: Lawn Mower Blade Care

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 1:45pm -- WCVE

Sharpen your lawn mower blade, or have it sharpened. A full summer of regular mowing will dull even the best mower blades. Often replacing the blade is a better alternative to sharpening as we head into the fall mowing season. A sharp blade produces a cleaner cut and is less damaging to grass plants.

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

Tips From Richard: Order Your Fall Bulbs

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 1:26pm -- WCVE

This is a great time to dig into your bulb catalogs or visit your favorite garden center to order bulbs for planting this fall. Crocus, daffodils and tulips planted this fall will reward you with great color early next spring. Ordering now will insure you’ll get the varieties you want in time for planting in the fall.

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