Real Christmas Trees are the Greener Option

Real Christmas Trees Benefit the Environment
While they’re growing, Real Christmas Trees support life by absorbing carbon dioxide and other gases and emitting fresh oxygen. The farms that grow Christmas Trees stabilize soil, protect water supplies and provide refuge for wildlife while creating scenic green belts. Often, Christmas Trees are

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Lawn Aeration; The Secret to a Lush Green Lawn

In the quest for a beautiful lawn here in the Washington DC area, aeration ranks as one of the top best-kept secrets. This often-overlooked lawn care practice paves the way for healthy grass that stands up to drought, disease, and everyday wear and tear. It is the best way to

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Dog Pee Damage on Lawns

We all love our pets. However, as fun and rewarding as dogs are, lawn dog damage remains a serious problem and a challenge for pet owners. Urine damage from dogs is a leading cause of dead spots throughout the lawn. There are things you can do to help lessen the

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Winter Organic Lawn Care

Here in the Washington DC area lawn grass goes dormant in the winter. In the south, cool season ryegrass is often overseeded into the turf to maintain a green lawn. In the north, it’s too cold for any grass to grow so we wait patiently for spring – sometimes under

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Recent infromation about West Nile Virus in the Washington DC Area

NuLeaf Lawn Care’s organic mosquito control clients often ask me about about mosquito born diseases such as West Nile Virus.  At Nuleaf we are always trying to keep on the forefront of new techniques, organic products and information about mosquito outbreaks  in the Washington DC Area.  Here are a few

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Stop Weeds! Water Less! With The Proper Mowing Height.

Mowing Height Matters
Propoer mowing height is probably the most important parameter of proper lawn care, like other plants, organic lawns must manufacture sugars through photosynthesis in the leaves if they are collectively to develop into a high quality lawn. Turfgrasses mowed at low heights have limited leaf area to

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It’s Time for Crabgrass Prevention

Crabgrass, a grassy weed can pop up stubbornly year after year. To prevent crabgrass from growing in your lawn, you can head off its growth cycle before it germinates and attack it with a pre-emergent crabgrass application. Timing is essential with this type of weed control, as a pre-emergent herbicide

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Is it time to Lime?

Nearly every homeowner is aware of the importance of applying lime to the home lawn. However, few probably have a complete understanding of why liming can be an important aspect of the home organic lawn care program, how to determine if liming is needed, and how one should go about

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The Organic Fertilizer Difference

Chemical Lawn Care Fertilizers vs. Organic Lawn Care Fertilizers
Many organic materials serve as both fertilizers and soil conditioners—they feed both soils and plants. This is one of the most important differences between a chemical approach and an organic approach toward lawn care, soil care and fertilizing. Soluble chemical fertilizers

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The Problem with Synthetic Fertilizers, Go with Organic Lawn Care

I recently came across a website with great explanation of the differences between synthetic fertilizers and why organic sources of nutrients are so much better.  I thought I would share….
Application of synthetic or non organic nutrients The application of synthetic fertilizers to the soil discourages root growth and drought resistance. Think

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Dog Pee or not to Pee, the lawn care question

NuLeaf gets asked often about Dogs pee burning our customers lawns.  So we thought we might share some valuable information with you. Grass burns from dog urine are a source of frustration for dog owners who take pride in a beautiful lawn. Brown or yellow spots of dead grass are

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Emerging Trends: Pesticide Free Lawn Care

Across the country more ordinances are being passed to limit, ban or restrict the use of chemical fertilzers and pesticides.  There seems to be nowhere for this trend to go except up.  Nationwide the number of households that use only all natural fertilizers, weed control and insect control increased from

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Happy New Year! Fun lawn care fact

80 million pounds of Pesticides and 70 million pounds of chemical fertilzers will be applied to 21 million acres of residential lawns in the US in 2013.  These are the same lawns are kid’s play in our dogs roll around on and which we spend countless hours tending.
Together we

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A Healthy Organic Lawn is Really Important to our Environment

Consider these few organic lawn care facts

A 50-foot by 50-foot organic lawn produces enough oxygen for a family of four.
Organic lawns cool the atmosphere. Eight healthy lawns have the cooling effect of 70 tons of air conditioning, which is enough for 16 average homes.
Lawns convert carbon

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Why do Mosquitos find me so Tasty? Organic Mosquito Controls Work

Mosquito Attractants
Use this list of items and activities that attract mosquitoes as a list of things to avoid or that can be used as bait to lure mosquitoes away from you. Then use Nuleaf’s proprietary organic mosquito control program to take back your outdoors from those pesky little critters.
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A Few Organic Facts for this first day of Daylight Savings

FIVE SIMPLE REASONS TO GO ORGANIC
1.   CUSTOMERS LOVE ORGANIC
Sales of organic lawn and garden products increased by 64% between 2002 and 2006 and are expected to grow 12% to 14% for the next three years.
2.   ORGANICS IS LESS EXPENSIVE
Synthetics are made from petroleum, so they increase our dependence

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Old Man Winter a No Show in 2012

I can not remembered a winter this mild in Washington DC. Daffodils are blooming, tulips are ready to pop, and I smashed a mosquito on neck yesterday. No, really I did!! These temperatures are pushing us in to the Spring season sooner then normal and we have to react accordingly.
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What is wrong with chemical fertilizers?

Chemical fertilizers provide an “empty” type of food directly to the lawn. This is like the empty calories we get from eating pure refined sugar. Synthetic fertilizers do not contain organic material or bio-stimulants which feed soil microbes building the soil food web providing full service to the plants. They

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Good to Know: Winds are Changing.

Did you know, as of 2011…
In Canada, over 130 communities and two entire provinces have passed laws severely restricting pesticide use, so homeowners and city park services are going organic.
In the U.S., a number of cities and towns have restricted the use of pesticides on school grounds or

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