Service Area: Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania, Stafford and Ladysmith.

Happy New Year!

2020 – A new beginning, the start of a new year and a new decade. Did you make a New Year’s Resolution?  We didn’t make a resolution this year, but we did set a goal to improve the customer experience for you. We value you as our customer and are grateful that you have placed your trust in us and chosen Grass Roots to care for your lawn. We are excited for the upcoming new year and looking forward to working with you.
Why not take the opportunity over the next few cold months to sit down and relax next to a warm fire with a hot drink and give some thought to your landscape for 2020. Here are a few ideas to get you started planning.

Garden Trends for 2020
1. Vertical Gardening – Living Walls
2. Growing Houseplants with help from technology
3. Composting and regenerative gardening
4. Gardening for the Foodie
5. Dwarf plants

2020 Pantone Color of the Year
Classic Blue 
– instilling calm, confidence, and connection.
Classic Blue is a restful color bringing a sense of peace and tranquility. It is a reflective and easily relatable blue tone, lending itself to relaxed interaction.
Consider adding blue blooming flowers to your landscape. Create a peaceful, restful outdoor spot to enjoy when you come home. Natural blue flowers are very rare in nature. In fact, plants do not naturally produce blue pigments. To make a blue flower, some plants perform scientific trickery. They modify a red pigment called anthocyanin using pH shifts, pigment mixing, molecules and ions along with a reflected light to create the blue color. Less than 10% of all flowering plants produce a blue flower.
Luckily for us we have several blue/bluish flowers that will grow in our area:

  • Hydrangeas
  • Salvia
  • Lavender
  • Iris
  • Aster
  • Cornflower
  • Morning Glory
  • Delphinium
  • Grape Hyacinths
  • Clematis

Poinsettia Care 
After the holidays are over you can still enjoy your beautiful plant.

  • A poinsettia should have at least 6 hours of indirect, natural daylight. Avoid putting the plant near drafts, excess heat or dry air. Do not let it touch a cold window.
  • Poinsettias require moderately moist soil. Water when the plant feels dry to the touch. Do not over water!
  • When you water, remove the plant from the decorative pots or covers and saturate the soil. Let it drain completely.
  • A good way to water is to set the plant in a few inches of water to soak it up through the drainage holes. Only leave it in long enough to soak the soil, no more than a couple of hours.
  • When the bracts lose their color and appeal, usually in March, cut the poinsettia back to 8”. It will soon grow into an attractive green foliage plant.

Wishing you and your family a very Happy and Healthy New Year filled with Peace, Joy and Love.