Week in Herndon

Week in Herndon

Robbery and Assault at Garden Center

An employee of the Meadows Farms Nursery was robbed at gunpoint in the parking lot of the business at 11254 Leesburg Pike in Herndon.

The victim was walking in the lot shortly after 7 p.m. on Saturday, June 22 when two men got out of a pick-up truck, produced a weapon and demanded money.

The victim complied. The suspects then assaulted the victim and fled.

The suspects were described as Hispanic males between 20-30 years old and around 5 feet and 6 inches tall. Both suspects wore red bandanas on their faces. One wore a white t-shirt, dark khaki cargo shorts and black sneakers.

The other suspect wore a white tank top and khaki cargo shorts.

The suspect vehicle was described as a white Toyota Tundra.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Solvers by phone at 1-866-411-TIPS/8477, e-mail at www.fairfaxcrimesolvers.org or text “TIP187” plus your message to CRIMES/274637 or call Fairfax County Police at 703-691-2131.

Town Provides Advice on Proper Lawn Care

The Town of Herndon’s Department of Public Works advises homeowners who fertilize their lawns to wait until fall, the best time to fertilize, when the roots that will sustain the plants through the following summer are actively growing. Spring fertilization should be limited to a light feeding after the initial flush of growth has subsided in May or early June.

“Lime, on the other hand, should be applied in early spring if soil tests show it is necessary,” said Bob Boxer, director of Public Works. “Most lawn grasses grow best at a soil pH between six and seven. A soil test report will provide recommendations on how much lime to apply as well as how much fertilizer to apply in the fall. Too much fertilizer, or spillage on sidewalks and driveways, can cause stream pollution.”

Soil testing kits may be obtained from all Fairfax County public libraries or from the Virginia Cooperative Extension office in the Government Center (Pennino building, 10th Floor). There is a small fee for the soil analyses.