This publication presents the facts about the law and safety of pest products. A good read to set your mind at ease about the proper use of these products. Please remember to always read and carefully follow all label instructions. (more…)
If there is one thing we can count on here in Washington DC, it is the hot summer weather periods we experience every year in summer. Don’t let it get the better of your lawn. Go to our website today at www.mrwlawns.com and read our Summertime Tips under the Seasonal Tips menu. This will guide you to do the right things during the tough times this summer. As always, feel free to call if you have questions or need assistance.
Spring is here! Quality lawn care at a reasonable cost. Our first treatment consists of fertilizer and pre-emergent crabgrass control. (more…)
Often, clients will call concerned with what they perceive as weeds in their lawn. Our regular applications control most of the weeds in your lawn, but there are a few that require special applications. This publication from the Home and Garden Center Information Center of University of Maryland Extension explains the basics of lawn weed biology and how they are controlled. There are two exceptions to the article that I would like to make you aware of. (more…)
They are here ready and able to take your call. Whatever your need, there is always a friendly voice on the other end of the line when you call MRW Lawns, Inc. The office hours have been extended from 9am to 6:30pm Monday through Friday. (more…)
Most of us enjoy the beauty of fall, with its warm, rich days that surround us in those glorious bursts of color. But after the last of the leaves have fluttered from the trees, autumn also presents us with that carpet of crumbling, brown and orange debris which must be dealt with before the first snows of winter descend. Instead of breaking your back raking leaves on a beautiful weekend afternoon, wouldn’t it be nice to have an alternative that would save you time? If you have a mulching mower, you have all you need. Just remove the bag and insert the mulching plug. (more…)
Of all lawn-damaging problems, fungal diseases of turf grass are some of the most difficult to control. There are several diseases that can infect your lawn.
Prevention is the best strategy for managing lawn diseases in home lawns. Proper fertilization and mowing, irrigating in early morning hours only, choosing the right type of grass, improving poor drainage and increasing air circulation around grassy areas will fend off serious problems. However, disease pathogens are present in your average lawn and when lawns are stressed and weather conditions (like we have had recently) are right a disease can occur. (more…)
There seems to be a Cankerworm invasion!
An increased population of cankerworms (commonly called inchworms) in our area has led to bothersome webs hanging from trees along with loss of leaves in the spring.
The best defense is to band trees in the fall to prevent cankerworms from traveling to the top to lay eggs. Depending on the types of trees and shrubs on a property and the property owner’s level of tolerance, there are several things we can do for cankerworm prevention and removal. (more…)