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The ProLawn Advantage doesn’t stop with superior lawn, tree and shrub health care services.  We are here to provide you with information on lawn health care topics from aeration and overseeding to controlling dangerous pests like mosquitoes, ticks and fleas, all while focusing on an organic-based approach to keep the people and pets who use your lawn as safe and protected as possible. 

Check back from time-to-time for new, relevant content, and be sure to reach out to us if there are topics of interest or concern you’d like us to write about.  You can send your ideas to customerservice@prolawn.com   And remember, There’s no lawn like a ProLawn!

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»

Aerate & Overseed for a Thick, Healthy Lawn

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Why It’s Important to Aerate and Overseed What is Aeration? There is more to a healthy lawn than just watering and cutting it. A beautiful lawn needs a good foundation and that foundation is the soil in which it grows. Aeration of your lawn is needed on a regular basis… Read More»

Bagworms Wreak Havoc in Just One Season!

bagworm larva

It’s June and we’ve been getting calls from folks who are spotting bagworm larva in their trees, so we decided it was time to write a blog as the larva state is the most effective time to address these potential tree killers presence. As we’ve written before, the investment in… Read More»

Controlling Wild Violets

Wild Violets

Controlling wild violets in the lawn may be one of the most difficult gardening problems a homeowner can face. Those pretty little plants can take over a lawn in just a few short seasons and once they take hold, nothing is as tenacious as the wild violet. Getting wild violets… Read More»

Break the Beetle-Grub Cycle!

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»

The Cicadas (and their whine) are coming!


2004 seems so long ago…17 years.  Enough time for a new born to now be a high school senior.  And enough time for the Brood X cicada nymphs that emerged from the eggs the adult females laid that summer to drop to the ground, burrow into the root-zones of plants… Read More»

Tips for Organic Mosquito, Tick & Flea Control

mosquito control prevention Northern VA

Spring is here. The daffodils are blooming. The daytime temperatures are consistently in the 60’s and have even flirted with the 70’s. And it’s just the beginning of April! What a breath of fresh air to be able to enjoy our backyards again after a fairly snowy winter. With the… Read More»

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

brown patch fungus

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»

Cold, Wet Spring’s Impact on Your Lawn

Brown Patch

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»

Soil Quality is Key to Great Turf

Soil Functions

Why pH Matters? Here at ProLawn, we take a bottom up approach to lawn care.  What does that mean?  We focus on building up the quality of your soil in order to improve the health of your turf. Think of it as a lifestyle change for your lawn versus a crash… Read More»