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Blog FP smFrom how-to tips for your lawn, discussions on the latest and greatest in outdoor lighting and sprinkler technology to debunking myths about products and services that somehow become factoids - we cover these topics and more in the Bio Green Blog. Thanks for stopping by!


This Audit Saves You Money – Wait, There’s More!

This blog post is for all of you who have made the sound decision to invest in an automatic sprinkler system for your lawn and landscape. As the Agronomist for Bio Green the last 27 years, I spend a great deal of time every summer trouble shooting lawn problems. One of the most…I’m searching for the right word here…curious?…ironic?…preventable? problems I see almost daily are properties with sprinkler systems that have dry lawns. Actually, dry spots would be more accurate. Someone calls because the lawn has developed brown spots. I am dispatched to uncover what insidious bug or parasitic fungi have invaded their green space only to find the area is dry.

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Effective Lawn Watering Tips

What Mr. Miyagi Says

'Water infrequently and deeply’ should be the clarion call of all who work in the green industry. I know it sounds a bit like an ancient proverb, but it is actually great advice for everyone maintaining a lawn and landscape. It does more than just save water (spelled M-O-N-E-Y); over time it will be the key ingredient in establishing a more extensive root system. This in turn will make your lawn (and landscape plants) more resilient in the face of drought, disease and any other curve ball Mother Nature can throw.

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Managing Summer Lawn Diseases

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.

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