Newsletter – Winter 2015

About the Owner

Paradise Landscaping is a locally owned and operated company in Botetourt County founded by Jason Focht.

Jason always had a passion for the outdoors and as a young boy he was eager to help his parents and neighbors maintain their yards and complete outdoor projects.  That passion lead him to start his own lawn care maintenance company while still in high school.  When the time came to further his education, he sold the business and went to college. Read more..


Stay Away from Frozen Grass

Screen Shot 2016-01-25 at 2.46.27 PMSometimes it can be tempting to take that short cut across the grass when the temperatures have dropped below freezing and the wind is blowing, but do you know what negative effects that has on your grass?

Walking on frozen grass kills the frozen leaf tissue and leaves    unsightly “dead” looking footprints in your grass.  These now “dead” areas will not recover until spring and may never recover, depending on the extent of the damage, which would require planting new grass to get your lawn back.

 


“Wiregrass” What is It?

Common Bermudagrass, better known as wiregrass, is an invasive warm season grass that has become a problem in many home lawns across Virginia.  Many ask why this grass has become such a problem and what can we do to get rid of it?  In this article we will talk a little bit about what it is and why it’s invasive.  In a later article we will discuss how to get rid of it! Read more..


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“Tis’ The Season for Landscape Design

Tis’ the season for landscape design.  As the temperatures drop so does much of our outdoor landscape work.  The grass has stopped growing, the leaves are up, and no one wants to think about that white stuff!  While many companies may shut their doors for the winter, Paradise Landscaping continues to work on things like landscape designs.

Paradise Landscaping offers different levels of design and consultation services from full computer aided drawing to just quick table top sketches.  We are here to serve your needs. Read more..


Fertilizer & Pesticides

Fertilizer and pesticides are commonly used on home lawns, golf courses, farms, sports fields and other areas where healthy grass is desired or demanded.  While these two products can be harmful to the environment, they can also be very helpful when applied correctly.

As a homeowner you should consider leaving these applications to Paradise        Landscaping.  Appling these products in appropriate amounts, at proper times, and under the correct weather will enhance the value of your lawn and increase the health of our environment. Read more..

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