You might be wondering why this should be important to you. Well, let’s first talk about taxes. Local businesses can have a significant impact on the local economy by paying sales tax to the city and county. If you make a choice to use a company outside the Lehigh Valley, the local cities and counties loose that benefit. What benefits, you ask? Taxes paid to local governments by Rgreen® are used for many things, including roads, public schools, sidewalks and public parks. In addition, the funds may add more police or firemen. Some cities subsidize youth sport as well.
Rgreen© provides job opportunities to Lehigh Valley residents. This can be in the way of part-time help, or full-time management. Local jobs keep the residents in town during their shift, so the advantages extrapolate outward as the employee spends money at the local restaurant during meal breaks, gasses up at the local station to get to work, and stops at the local grocery store on the way home at night. Fun fact: Rgreen® will employ up to fifty Lehigh Valley people in the winter, during a snow storm.
In addition, Rgreen®, a Lehigh Valley family owned business, will provide better customer care than an outside company. When you call Rgreen®, a family member answers the phone. Rgreen® cares about the Valley and the environment.
Ask your lawn care company where their main office is. If it’s not in the Lehigh Valley, consider buying local. Rgreen® offers quotes over the phone as well as on site estimates. Along with organic and hybrid turf fertilization programs, we also offer a full line of landscaping services. Give us a call at 610-440-1175 or visit our website www.rgeenlawn.com.
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Winter storm Gorgon will bring snow to the Lehigh Valley on Tuesday 1/6/15. Bethlehem, Allentown and the surrounding areas will receive up to 3” of snow. In a 48 hour period the storm will cover a swath of over 2000 miles. Starting in the Northern Rockies then to the Midwest and ending upon our door step in the Northeast. Jackson Hole Wyoming received at least 17 inches form Gorgon.
So far this year the Lehigh Valley, including Center Valley, Whitehall, Bethlehem and Allentown has seen little snow. The predictions still call for a winter like last year. Let’s hope they are wrong.
In Bethlehem, Allentown, Lehigh Valley PA. it is important to prepare your lawn for the long winter. Follow the steps below for a healthy lawn in Spring. If you have any questions please call 610-440-1175
- Rake your leaves– If you only do one thing to prepare, do this.
Leaves will smother your grass and turn it into a dirt patch (and next spring the neighbor kids will come over to play on the new “vacant lot”). If your aches, pains and other excuses are pretty convincing then hire your local 15 year-old to do it for you so he can buy more toilet paper for your yard, oh, wait-a-minute…
You can save some of the leaves to put on your flowerbed to help prevent an early crop of weeds in the spring. When it warms up, rake, plant and you may win a prize for the best geraniums.
- Fertilize– Late fall (about a month before it usually freezes) is the best time to fertilize your lawn because it’s hungry! It’s been slurping nutrients out of the soil all summer to grow leaves and there’s not much left to eat. Fertilizing in the fall will help the roots survive hibernation and wake up quickly in the spring. A quick start in the spring will help prevent disease and weeds. Fertilizers like Scott’s Winterizer is specifically formulated for a feasty fall feeding.
- Cut your grass short– For most moist/wet climates you may want to give your grass a buzz cut before the snow flies. Generally, homeowners will mow twice in October and once in November because the grass is barely growing.
Instead of skipping weeks in October, it can be better to drop the blade height one notch and mow every week until the grass is about three-fourths of an inch tall. This will prevent a buildup of dead grass in the spring that may smother new growth.
If you live in an arid climate (20 inches or less of rain per year) and you don’t have automatic sprinklers, skip weeks when the grass is barely growing. A moderate buildup of dead grass will help hold in ground moisture over the winter.
Credit: Outdoors with Dave