Return of the Pesky Stink Bug

It’s right around this time of the year that I start seeing people mentioning a bunch of creepy looking brown bugs infesting their homes in Charlottesville. Welcome… the Stink Bug! Appearance I always describe the stink bug as a little brown bug that looks prehistoric and/or armored and ready to go into battle. These guys are creepy. Every fall they


City of Charlottesville to Hold Citywide Tree Debris Collection next week!

From the Charlottesville Regional Chamber of Commerce ChamberBits newsletter…. Citywide Tree Debris Collection The City Public Works Department will provide a FREE citywide collection of winter storm related TREE DEBRIS for City residents during the week of February 22-26. City Residents may place tree limbs at the curb for collection no later than 7am of their scheduled trash and recycling collection day. … Tree debris cut up by contractors for residents should be hauled away by contractors and will not be collected as part of this collection. Questions may be directed to the Public Service Division at 970-3895.


Does all this snow hurt my lawn?

On the lawn, a thick layer of snow will not harm it, provided that there aren’t leaves left on the surface. … The last mowing should always be a little shorter. (the problem I’ve had is that autumn doesn’t seem to know when to quit, and I end up with 2 or 3 last cuts. Don’t cut the lawn too short of course, as this makes it more susceptible to frost damage if there is little snow. … If you walk on the lawn regularly during the winter, it is also advisable to remove the snow from these paths. Snow that is hard packed by foot prints on the lawn could lead to damage to the grass plants. (it could also lead you down a garden path) [From Turf King- Hamilton- Lawn Care: Does all this snow hurt my lawn?