Lawn Health Care & Pest Prevention Topics

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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»

Aphid Action Abounds

Green Peach Aphid Infestation

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»

Mosquito, Tick & Flea Prevention 2020

We’ve had an incredibly mild winter, which means the growing season has started earlier than usual.  In fact, January was 7 degrees above normal and February was recorded by NOAA as being 6 degrees above normal. March will likely follow suit. That means pests like mosquitoes, ticks and fleas are… Read More»

Time to Touch Up Your Roots for Winter!

snow covered grass

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, “Fall is… Read More»

The Beetles Have Landed!

Japanese beetle

The Beetle-Grub Cycle is Officially in BEETLE Mania State! It’s late June, and right on cue, adult Japanese beetles are emerging from the ground in droves.  While in the grub stage, they ate and weakened the root system of your grass, causing brown, dead patches in your lawn. Now as… Read More»