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What can I do this year to protect my lawn from crabgrass?

Many people assume that there’s no need to start treating their lawn until “spring” when the trees and flowers are blooming in April. Warmer spring temperatures bring your lawn out of dormancy and begins an active growth cycle. Unfortunately, that means crabgrass will be germinating and growing too! Pre-emergent [...]

What is Dethatching?

What is Dethatching? "Dethatching" lawns refers to the mechanical removal from a lawn of the layer of dead turfgrass tissue known as "thatch." This residue is bad for your grass, as it keeps water and nutrients from seeping down to grass roots. Easy Dethatching tip: Pushing rake tines deeply [...]

Here, There, and Everywhere!

Times, they are a’ changin’! Dreamlawns is growing, and that means embracing the 21st century. In 2018, you’ll be able to enjoy our social media pages on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, and hear our radio shout-outs on The COOP SHOW on Eagle 97.3fm in the mornings. Our technicians will [...]

Crabgrass Control & Removal Services

Keep your Lawn Healthy with Dreamlawns Weed Control There you are looking at your lush green grass and suddenly you see something growing that doesn't belong. Crabgrass is on of the most misidentified lawn weeds and a big challenge for weed control. Crabgrass grows close to the ground and [...]

Never Rake Leaves Again!

Leaves that are not removed from your lawn can block sunlight and air from reaching the grass. The problem becomes worse when it rains -those fluffy layers of leaves turn into dense, soggy mats. The lack of air circulation can lead to turf diseases and may even smother the [...]

How to protect trees & shrubs in winter

What can I do to protect my delicate trees and shrubs this winter? The Lower Tidewater region is unique because we enjoy warm summer weather that is ideal for tropical trees and succulents. Unfortunately, we can also experience harsh winter temperatures and high winds that can severely damage tender [...]

When’s The Best Time To Water New Grass Seed?

The best time to water grass seed is in the morning and evening. These are the coolest parts of the day, which allows water to absorb into the ground instead of evaporating. A water timer can simplify the process of when to water grass seeds, so you can easily [...]

What is Nutsedge?

When timely rainfall happens in the spring, our lawns grow quite nicely. In addition to the grass, however, summer weeds also start to appear. One of the most difficult lawn weeds to control goes by several names including nutsedge, nutgrass and water grass. The technical name is yellow nutsedge. [...]

By |June 15th, 2017|Categories: Blog, Kill Weeds, Lawn Treatment|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Hello Neighbors!

Dreamlawns is proud to introduce the newest member of our staff and family, Wayne Hazelwood! We care about our employees, and strive to hire the most experienced technicians to add to our top-notch team. Wayne is a Virginia Beach native with over 21 years of experience in turf management! [...]

Mosquitoes and ticks are going to eat us all alive this summer

Much of the United States is expecting higher than average mosquito numbers this year. This winter, as occasional cold snaps were outnumbered by weirdly balmy days, the Pop Sci offices had a running theory that come spring time we might be contending with buggy madness—enough mosquitoes to keep everyone [...]

What Steps do I Take to get my Mower Ready for the Spring?

Spring is almost here, and in many parts of the country it’s time to think “lawn.” That means it’s time to check your lawn mower to be sure it’s ready to cut grass. When the mower was stored for the winter, it should have been cleaned and the gasoline [...]

Dreamlawns is proud to partner with other family owned and operated businesses in Hampton roads

Dreamlawns is proud to partner with other family owned and operated businesses in Hampton roads. If you are in need of a service, we have an extensive network of local companies that can help you. We only partner with the best of the best, the companies we refer to [...]

By |March 9th, 2017|Categories: Blog|0 Comments

Fall Strategies To Control Spring Pests

While you may not see any insects on your shrubs we take steps in the winter to prevent insect infestations on trees and shrubs next spring.  Horticultural oils are used on woody ornamentals and trees to kill scale, aphids, mites, and other soft-bodied insects. The oils work by smothering [...]

By |January 21st, 2017|Categories: Blog, Insects, Pest Control Virginia Beach|0 Comments

What is a soil test?

A soil test is like a "physical exam" for a yard. It shows you what shape the soil is in and what corrective applications, if any, are needed for the grass. Your Dreamlawns lawn care specialist will extract samples from your lawn and send them to the lab. The [...]

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"I have just completed one year with the folks at DREAMLAWN and have found them to be prompt, thorough and very professional. Turning my lawn over to DREAMLAWN was not an easy task as I have taken care of my lawn for years and am very particular about how [...]

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