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How Will the Warm Winter in Northern VA Impact Lawn Care?

Posted On: April 28,2020 By: Todd Thomasson

In Northern Virginia, we look forward to the warmer temperatures that come with the spring and summer seasons. However, there are certain years where the winter temperatures never really drop that much during the so-called “cold season.” Though that might have been nice in terms of getting to enjoy more time outdoors, you may be wondering what it will mean for your lawn?

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How Does a Mild Winter in South Riding, VA Impact Your Landscaping?

Posted On: April 08,2020 By: Todd Thomasson

Mild winters might be nice if you’re someone who doesn’t like the cold but they can definitely have an impact on your South Riding, VA landscaping in a variety of ways—some of which you might deem problematic. Being “ahead of schedule” may not only mean early grass growth and early blooming of some of your landscape plants, but it can also mean the unwanted appearance of weeds and pests.

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Tick and Mosquito Control Methods That May Be Bad Ideas or Have Minimal Results

When it comes to threatening pests like ticks and mosquitoes, you want a solution that works. Having to worry about disease-carrying pests lurking around your property is simply a concern that you don’t want to deal with. After all, you should be able to enjoy your time outside.

The desire to find mosquito control solutions or tick control remedies often leads homeowners to search what’s out there. And the truth is, there’s a lot. A quick internet search of “tick and mosquito control” brings up dozens and dozens of ideas. But the fact is, many of these ideas are ineffective and some are downright bad ideas.

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What's Eating My Lawn? 3 of the Usual Insect Suspects in Northern Virginia

Posted On: July 18,2019 By: Todd Thomasson

When lawn insects make a meal out of your grass, it can be incredibly frustrating. After all, it’s a major barrier standing in your way to a great-looking lawn. 

These lawn destroying insects will ultimately wind up killing your grass if they’re not stopped in their tracks. Unfortunately, lawn pest damage often goes unnoticed until it becomes severe. If your grass is suddenly turning brown, you might be wondering whether your lawn has become an all-you-can-eat buffet.

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Myths & Facts About Mosquitoes Northern Virginia Homeowners Want Answers About

Posted On: June 25,2019 By: Todd Thomasson

When it comes to mosquitoes, you want hard facts. You’ve likely heard that these pests can be dangerous, carrying diseases like Zika or West Nile viruses, but you don’t know whether other information you’ve heard about them is fact or fiction. Because of this, you might have some questions about mosquitoes.

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7 Tips on Reducing Ticks and Mosquitoes in Your Northern VA Yard

Posted On: May 21,2019 By: Todd Thomasson

Do you feel stressed about the risk of ticks and mosquitoes every time that you go outside? All you want to do is enjoy time outdoors with your friends and family members (including your four-legged ones) but you always have to be on guard about the potential threat lurking in your yard.

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Facts About Ticks and How to Control Them at Your Northern Virginia Property

Posted On: April 22,2019 By: Todd Thomasson

It’s a scary-but-true fact that tick borne infections are on the rise across the United States and it’s no different here in Northern Virginia. In fact, Loudoun County has specifically taken tough action in terms of preventing Lyme Disease by creating a Lyme Disease Commission and educating people about prevention. It’s a serious issue.

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What's in Organic Tick and Mosquito Control and Can I Just Spray it Myself?

Posted On: April 02,2019 By: Todd Thomasson

Nothing puts a damper on backyard fun faster than mosquitoes and ticks. These pests are not only a nuisance but they’re a legitimate danger, too. Diseases that mosquitoes and ticks carry are serious including West Nile, Dengue, Lyme, Zika, and Malaria, to name just some.

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Exploring Pest Control Options for Spraying Ticks & Mosquitoes in Northern Virginia

On the list of annoying backyard pests, mosquitoes and ticks top the rankings. After all, not only do bites from these pests cause an itchy reaction leading to welts, but their bites also come with the risk of disease—some of which can be deadly.

This can be incredibly frustrating when all you want to do is be able to enjoy your backyard. But instead, every time that you’re outside, you have to worry about you or your family getting bit.

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How to Deal with Ticks and Mosquitoes in Your Lawn in Ashburn, Aldie, and Leesburg, VA

Your backyard should feel like a safe haven—a space that you and your family can relax and truly enjoy themselves. But if you’re dealing with ticks and mosquitoes at your Ashburn, Aldie, or Leesburg, VA home then even just stepping outside might feel like taking a risk.

This can be incredibly frustrating! After all, you shouldn’t have to worry about being outside at your own home. You ought to be able to find a solution that will put your mind at ease so that you can put these worries to rest.

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