It happens every year – the Beetle-Grub Lifecycle. While in the grub stage, which takes place in our region approximately August and April, they eat and weaken the root system of your grass, causing brown, dead patches in your lawn. You can’t see them, but they’re there, wreaking their havoc… Read More»
In a previous post, we wrote about the potential for lawn fungus outbreaks this summer due to the cold, extremely wet spring we had in NOVA this spring. While a variety of fungi are showing up, none seems to be as prevalent this summer (2020) as Brown Patch. Brown Patch… Read More»
As if 2020 hasn’t been unique and challenging enough, the weather has been quite unpredictable as well. Here in Northern Virginia, we barely had a winter season. Now, we have frost warnings in May along with seemingly endless days of rain with close to 9” from early April through early… Read More»
Our yards are a haven for our families and pets as well as a variety of wildlife. Some of nature’s creatures, likes birds and bees, are welcome visitors. Aphids, however, do not make the list of desirable backyard guests. Aphids literally suck the life out of the trees and ornamentals… Read More»
When temperatures drop, grass stops growing above the ground and accelerates downward to grow roots for the following summer. This requires energy – nutrients. Healthy root systems help the turf survive summer heat and drought as well as resist insects and fungus. The experts at Virginia Cooperative Extension say,… Read More»
As your lawn greens up over the spring, you hope to see ALL areas gaining color. But drying patches with pink or reddish strands running through them isn’t exactly the kind of color you were looking for! What you’re seeing is likely the beginning of a turf grass disease –… Read More»
With everything greening up around us, it’s hard to resist the urge to overseed your lawn, especially if you have bare batches. You’re planting annuals, starting your garden from seed – it seems logical to grab some grass seed while you’re at it, right? RESIST the Urge! It’s the wrong… Read More»
Spring is here, but the impact of winter is visible on many trees and shrubs in our area. Winter is tough for plants when temperatures are below freezing and drying winds are common. When evergreens and perennials are subjected to these conditions, the result is often browning leaves/needles. This is… Read More»
Want a greener, healthier lawn? Common wisdom would have us believe the answer is to fertilize – generally in the spring and fall. Is it enough? Do you even need to fertilize? Which nutrients does your lawn need? All good questions, but the first question is, what is your soil’s… Read More»
Overseeding Part II – Proper Preparation Before Overseeding and Proper Care After Overseeding *If you haven’t read Part I – What is Overseeding and Why does it work? Please take a look HERE before going any further! Overseeding, as we shared in Part I, is simply the planting of new… Read More»
Part I – What is Overseeding and Why Does It Work? Would you like to your lawn to be thicker, greener, and have greater resistance to disease and drought? Who wouldn’t, right!?! While having such a lawn doesn’t happen overnight, it is more attainable than you might think. Overseeding, when… Read More»
Your grass is a plant – one, continuous stretch of green, so it may be easy to forget this fact since it’s not in a pot or a landscape bed, but grass is a plant. And like any plant, it’s roots need oxygen to thrive. Normal foot traffic, daily activities,… Read More»
We all know bees are important for our ecosystem, but do you know exactly why? Without bees, we wouldn’t have food or flowers. Sounds a bit alarmist, but it’s true. According to the folks at One Green Planet, bees are responsible for pollinating about one-sixth of the flowering plant species… Read More»
Slit Seeding Benefits from ProLawn The lawn is the first noticeable feature of any home or property, and it visually frames the entire space. Unfortunately, maintaining a healthy, lush lawn is no easy feat. Lawns suffer from poor soil, bad weather, pests, and many other issues. Potential problems that weeds… Read More»
Hot weather can take a serious toll on lawns and you may be noticing signs of stress in your turf as the summer wears on.
With Spring here, wiregrass is becoming more and more a frequent problem to deal with.
Nimblewill is another invasive southern weed grass that is becoming a more common problem in our service area.
In general, cool-season grasses need about one to 1.5 inches of water per week to maintain green color and active growth.
Mowing your lawn, although overlooked, greatly effects your lawn’s appearance and general health.