Category: Specialty Lawn Care

Crape Myrtle Agronomic Alert

The University of Maryland County Extension Service issued an Agronomic Advisory for Crape Myrtle Bark Scales (CMBS) in mid October, 2021. These pests are an invasive insect and feed primarily on ornamental crape myrtles. CMBS can move through a neighborhood quickly. Several of our clients in NOVA have reported the… Read More»

Spots on Your Lawn? Could be Brown Patch Lawn Fungus!

lawn fungus brown patch

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»

Red Thread Does Not a Green Lawn Make!

Evidence of Red Thread

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»

Recognizing & Preventing Boxwood Blight

Boxwood blight, or box blight as it’s called in the UK, is a destructive fungus disease that impacts boxwoods and pachysandra, though some species and cultivars are more prone to the disease than others. English boxwood is most susceptible to the boxwood blight pathogen.  The disease was first discovered in… Read More»

Is it Boxwood Blight or “just” Winter Burn?

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»

What is slit seeding and why is it Important?

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»