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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Virginia is a Green State

Recently I came accross interesting statistics on the lawn and landscape industry in virginia a 1.2 billion dollar business.

20,000 people employed creating a sales of $1.2 billion
Nursery, greenhouse & sod production rank #5 out of all VA ag products in “farm gate” value. Virginia now ranks #18

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Great Expectations

As we welcome 2015 we would like to celebrate where we have been and the direction toward which we are headed. Embrace the year of new adventures that await.
In 2014 NuLeaf Lawn Care

added 300,000 sq/ft of organically managed lawns.
prevented 7200 pounds of synthetic fertilizer release
prevented 1000

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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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