It is time to Aerate and Seed your lawn in Northern Virginia

As summer comes to end in Northern Virginia our lawns can look a little beat up,  Our cool season grasses, fescue and bluegrass have been stressed by the high summer temperatures. With all the moisture this year they have had to fight of disease and weed pressure all summer long.
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First Case of West Nile Reported in Fairfax County Virginia

Heath officials in Fairfax County have confirmed the first case of West Nile Virus in the county on Friday.  The case comes from the north eastern part of the county.  This case come as the heavy rains continue to saturate our area.  All of this rain is creating great breeding

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How to Water Lawns in Northern Virginia

Why water the lawn?
Water composes from 75 percent to 85 percent of the weight of a healthy grass plant. It is essential for seed germination, tissue formation, plant cooling, food manufacture, and nutrient absorption and transport.  A grass plant loses the most water under conditions of high light intensity,

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The Dog Days of Summer have Arrived in Northern Virginia

The 4th of July marks the arrival of summer here in Alexandria Virginia.  This mean hot humid days, evening thunderstorms and sticky nights.  All can take a toll on your lawn’s health.  NuLeaf has put a few tips together to help get your lawn through the next two months.
Refrain

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What’s That Tall Yellow Looking Grass in my Lawn? Nutsedge?

This particular weed does look a lot like regular grass, but it’s actually Yellow Nutsedge and now that summer has arrived in Alexandria Virginia it really starts to grow like crazy.
Nutsedge is not grass at all, it’s actually a Sedge.  Nutsedge is usually found in full sun areas and

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Take Back your Yard from Mosquitos in Northern Virginia

The cool spring we have had in Northern Virginia has delayed the arrival of the dreaded mosquito, but with temperatures forecasted in the 70’s they are right around the corner. Don’t let these dangerous and annoying little buggers ruin your time outdoors. World wide mosquitos are responsible for more deaths

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Ten Amazing things Healthy Lawns do for us and our Planet

1. Lawns purify air and improve air quality.
Turf grasses in the United States annually cleanse the air of an estimated 12 million tons of dust and dirt, along with many common impurities such as carbon dioxide. Once grass blades capture air-borne impurities, dew and precipitation help move them into

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NuLeaf Lawn Care Has Been Named a Green and Clean Company

The Virginia Green & Clean initiative is an effort to help meet water quality standards set forth by the federal Clean Water Act and the state. Many of Virginia’s water bodies are unhealthy and do not meet these standards. Voluntary actions from businesses, like NuLeaf can help protect the environment and

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NuLeaf’s Winter Lawn Care Tips for a Greener Spring

When it is winter here in Fairfax County you spend the least amount of time thinking of your lawn. You have put your lawn mower away and are ready for a few months of relaxation and watching football on the couch before you have to start the lawn maintenance routine

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Lawn Aeration and Seeding Watering Instructions

To achieve optimal results from your aeration and seeding we suggest that you follow these guidelines.

Begin watering right away. Light frequent watering is best for new seeding. We recommend watering lightly (just to the point of puddling) twice per day.  Continue twice per day watering until you see

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Tips for Setting your Irrigation System This Summer

Before we get started, there are several universal points to be regardless of the season.

Use your best judgement – no one knows your property better than you.
Rotors are irrigation heads that turn and require more run time than a spray head which does not move.
Watering start

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The NuLeaf Lawn Care Difference

We are always working hard to separate ourselves from other providers of lawn care in Northern Virginia.  We invest heavily in great people, we don’t skimp on the products we choose and we use cutting edge technology to better serve our customers.  Here are a few more details which make

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The pefect time for lime on your yard is now

As the lawn care season draws to an end now is the perfect time to address soil nutureint issues identified by a comprehensive soil test or with a field pH reading.  A critical factor to a healthy lawn is proper soil pH.  If the test results show a low pH,

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Peter Haakon Joins NuLeaf Ownership Team

We are proud to announce that Peter Haakon former owner of Horticultural Solutions has joined our team. We are excited to have one of the most talented and knowledgeable lawn care business experts in the industry on board.
Peter Haakon has over twenty years experience working in the green industry.

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Facts about the Zika Virus in Northern VA

The Zika has been all over the news as of late and as we approach the mosquito season here in the Northern Virginia, Maryland and Washington DC area people are naturally concerned. NuLeaf Lawn Care an expert in the control mosquitos via natural and organic options have but a few

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NuLeaf Lawn Care Earns Angie’s List Super Service Award

NuLeaf Lawn Care Earns Esteemed 2015 Angie’s List Super Service Award
Award reflects company’s consistently high level of customer service
 NuLeaf Lawn Care has earned the service industry’s coveted Angie’s List Super Service Award, reflecting an exemplary year of service provided to members of the local services marketplace and consumer

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Scott’s Lawn Care is Purchased by Trugreen

The two largest companies in lawn care are now one, following TruGreen and Scotts Lawn Service’s announcement to enter into a joint venture. Combined, the companies have approximately 2.3 million customers and more than $1.3 billion in annual revenue.
The combined business will operate under the TruGreen brand and will

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Montgomery County Maryland Pesticide Ban

Maryland’s Montgomery County Council In early October passed a controversial measure that will ban the use of EPA-registered pesticides on private lawns, at childcare facilities and playgrounds.  These pesticides include weed control products, insect and disease prevention and elimination. The bill makes Montgomery County Maryland the first large jurisdiction in

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