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Best Types of Mulch for Your Landscape [and What to Avoid!]

Learn what mulch is, which types of material to use (and what not to use), what mulch volcanoes are, and how to avoid landscape problems while getting all the benefits that mulch offers.
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Boxwood Blight: Identification, Prevention & Control

Boxwood blight is one of the most common and lethal plant diseases seen in Northern Virginia landscapes. Learn how to identify, prevent, and control it.
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Transplanted Trees: Watering, Fertilization & Pruning Guidelines

Guidelines to ensure you’re giving your transplanted tree everything it needs to thrive as it becomes established and some common mistakes to avoid.
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Minimize Tree Damage During Construction with a Tree Protection Plan

If you have a construction or major landscaping project planned, you’ll want to protect your valuable trees from the risk of inadvertent damage. That's where a tree protection plan comes in handy.
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Spider Mites: Symptoms, Prevention & Control

Spider mites cause stippled and yellowing leaves, defoliation, and can kill plants and trees. Learn what to look for, how to prevent infestation, and how to control spider mites.
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Mowing Mistakes That Will Ruin Your Lawn

Are you making the common mowing mistakes that can harm your lawn? Learn the mowing practices to avoid, how they harm your turf grass, and what to do instead.
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Leaf-Eating Caterpillars: Eastern Tent Caterpillar, Gypsy Moth, Fall Webworm

These destructive caterpillars defoliate trees in northern Virginia. Learn about their appearance, timing, damage, preferred trees, and how to control them.
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Five Destructive Insect Pests That Attack Trees in Northern Virginia

How to identify five common insect pests, when they’re active, signs of damage to look out for, and how to prevent or control them to keep your trees healthy.
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Best Trees for Spring Flowers in Northern Virginia

Five easy-care trees that flower in spring in Loudoun & Fairfax Counties, VA. Descriptions; soil, sunlight & water needs; pests & diseases; and our recommended varieties.
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