Spots on the Lawn?
What is the first thing that pops into your mind when you hear "summer in Northern Virginia"? If you're a native or a long-time resident, you'd most likely say it's the heat or the humidity. While it does get mighty uncomfortable during our hot, humid DC area summers, for a lawn care pro, summer means the onset of lawn disease. Horticulturally speaking, we are located in the transition zone. Grass-wise, that means our winters are too cold to grow many of the more durable, disease resistant warm season varieties they have further south. Weaker, cool season, northern zone grasses (Bluegrass, Tall Fescue, Fine Fescue and Perennial Rye) make up 95%+ of our residential lawns in Northern Virginia.