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What Times of the Year Your Yard Needs Lawn Care Treatments

What Times of the Year Your Yard Needs Lawn Care Treatments

As a property owner, you may be under the impression that your lawn only requires fertilization in the midst of summer. The opposite is actually true: your lawn can benefit from year-round lawn care treatments.

Our lawn care company offers comprehensive fertilization services for residential and commercial lawns in Manassas, Haymarket, and Bristow, VA. We have created a 9-step lawn care program to help your lawn look its best no matter the season.

You must space your fertilization and weed control schedule out properly. You don't want to overload your grass with fertilizer at some points during the year and completely neglect it at other times. Check out what times of the year your lawn needs lawn care treatments and how our team can help.

Your lawn requires weed control treatment in the spring to control crabgrass.

In Virginia, crabgrass is one of the most prevalent weeds in the spring. In early spring, our professional weed control company applies a pre-emergent crabgrass control treatment to curb its growth as much as possible.

As the soil temperature begins to heat up later in the spring, we will apply a post-emergent crabgrass control treatment. This is meant to kill off any crabgrass that may take root in your lawn, as this pesky weed thrives very well in warm soil conditions. We also apply a fertilization treatment in spring, both early and late in the season.

In the summer, we introduce insect, grub, and nutsedge...

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Why Do Clovers Grow in Your Yard?

Why Do Clovers Grow in Your Yard?

Whenever weeds begin to take over a yard, it can be frustrating for the property owner to try and figure out what happened. Usually, there are certain causes that lawn care professionals can pinpoint. Certain weeds such as clover may grow because of other underlying reasons.

Here at Patriot Lawn and Landscape, we help you combat clover and other weeds through our lawn care and health services in areas such as Haymarket, Bristow, Manassas, and nearby areas. Learn more about clover and the reasons it may be in your yard.

Clover may be cheap to grow but has several disadvantages.

Some property owners love the idea of clover lawns. Clover is cheap to grow, resistant to droughts, and doesn't require fertilizer applications to thrive. However, other property owners try to avoid it because of disadvantages such as:

  • It stains more easily than other kinds of grass do
  • It's a short-lived perennial that requires reseeding every couple of years
  • On its own, it isn't durable enough for areas that experience heavy traffic

Rather than a functional and aesthetically-pleasing groundcover, most people view clover as an annoying weed that invades their lawn.

Your soil requires aeration and seeding services.

Clover thrives off of nitrogen. It takes in this essential nutrient from the air rather than from the soil. Because clover doesn't need nitrogen from the soil it's growing in, it tends to grow in lawns that don't have a lot of...

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Why Your Business Needs Snow Removal Services

Why Your Business Needs Snow Removal Services

As we are in the midst of winter, it's important to be aware of how snow accumulation can impede your business's operations and hinder its success. There are many reasons to consider hiring a professional snow removal company for your commercial property.

Our team offers snow removal services in Haymarket, Bristow, Manassas, and the surrounding Virginia areas that increase customer and employee safety and minimize profit and time loss. 

Our snow removal services reduce your expenses.

Removing snow yourself takes a significant amount of time and energy. Plus, you have to invest in equipment like snow blowers and shovels. Some large areas may even require a plow. Another important part of snow removal is access to salt. Salt can be expensive and hard to find because of its high demand in the wintertime. 

Recruiting our regular snow removal services is a smart move for your business. We reduce your expenses with one cost that includes the necessary labor and access to snow removal equipment. We always have the supplies on hand that we need to keep your property snow-free. 

We are experts at what we do, so we ensure your property is efficiently accessible even in the harshest of winters.

Minimize customer and employee injuries with our snow removal services.

Thousands of people get injured every year due to slipping on snow and ice. Common injuries associated with slipping on snow include:

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4 Ways to Protect Your Plants from Frostbite

4 Ways to Protect Your Plants from Frostbite

Before you step outside in winter, you make sure you are bundled up and prepared for the cold—but what about your plants? Frost can harm plants and potentially kill them off, depending on how cold it gets.

Make sure your plants in Bristow, Haymarket, Manassas, and nearby areas are protected from the cold with our tips to protect plants from frostbite.

Why Frost Is Bad for Your Plants

Your plant is a living, breathing thing and when it gets too cold, internal processes such as fluid movement and photosynthesis are impeded. Ice crystals form within the cellular level and stop water flow to the rest of the plant. When a plant is damaged by frost, its leaves will turn black or dark brown after they shrivel.

Each type of plant experiences this at different temperatures. When you live in an area with a cold winter, it's important to try and plant "hardy" plants that are more resistant to freezing. "Tender" plants, such as citrus, tropical plants, bougainvillea, and more, will be injured or killed by frost unless they are dug up and brought inside to a warmer environment.

Once temperatures drop below freezing, make sure your plants are protected for the cold weather.

1. Make Sure Your Soil Is Well-Prepared

Your plant's health starts with the soil it's growing from and if the soil isn't prepared well for the upcoming cold, the plants will suffer. Your soil needs to be loose, fertile, and...

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Reasons to Winterize Your Sprinkler System

Reasons to Winterize Your Sprinkler System

When you use your sprinkler system, excess water remains in the lines long after use. If left inside your system during the cold, freezing winter, this excess water can freeze and cause your pipes, valves, fittings, and sprinkler heads to crack and burst.

Winterizing your pipes is the process of blowing out excess water from your irrigation system to prepare it for the freezing months and protect it from damage. Here are some reasons why it’s necessary to winterize your sprinkler system in Bristow, Haymarket, Manassas, and surrounding areas.

Winterizing Protects Your Pipes From Cracking

Water tends to remain in your irrigation pipes, even after you stop using them. When the cold weather sets in, this excess water buildup freezes and expands, causing your pipes to crack and burst. Repairing and replacing a damaged pipe system is very costly and difficult due to the fact that the entire system is installed underground. When your pipes break from damage, it requires digging up the old pipes and installing new ones deep within the ground. Winterizing your pipes blows out any excess water and prevents any damage and costly repairs.

Frozen Water Damages Sprinkler Heads

Your sprinkler heads also retain leftover water. When water trapped inside the sprinkler heads freezes over, it expands and causes your sprinkler heads to pop off from the pressure. Water also collects in the main body of the sprinkler and when frozen, the ice cracks and ...

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Our new website has been launched live!

Our new website has been launched live!

We would like to announce our new website has been launched! We are very excited about new and existing customers being able to find us online, learn about our services and get in contact with us.

Come back often for great lawn care and landscaping information!

Part of our new website is a blog that we'll be utilizing to provide you with lawn care tips, reminders and other great lawn and landscaping information. We encourage you to join in and comment on our posts with your questions, opinions and requests.

The new site will continue to grow!

Since we just launched the website, there are many things we'll be adding into the future. When you see or talk to us, let us know what you think! Your feedback is important as we strive to offer the best lawn service possible.

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