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»
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 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»
Last blog, we took a look at the effects of Winter Burn, a condition that can easily be mistaken for Boxwood Blight. The biggest difference? Boxwood Blight is almost always, over time, a death sentence for affected plants. Recognizing this disease and taking preventative measures to protect your boxwoods are… 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»
In Part I, we shared the reasons why you need to consider winterizing your trees and shrubs. In this post, we’ll talk about what can you do to protect your investment and help your landscape thrive come next spring. Some things to consider ahead of winterizing your trees and shrubs:… 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.
A beautiful lawn needs a good foundation and that foundation is the soil in which it grows. There’s more to it than just watering!