BOG Lawn Care and Pest Control, has served the central Maryland area for over two decades. Locally owned and operated, BOG serves the needs for lawn care, lawn maintenance and pest control. We focus on serving the needs of our customers with custom lawn care, lawn maintenance, and lawn fertilization programs. Our licensed, professional staff is highly trained and will deign a custom program for your home. Our service area includes Montgomery, Howard, Anne Arundel, Calvert and Prince Georges Counties. We also now service Charles, Kent, Talbot and Queen Anne's counties.
BOG lawn Care has consistently been a leader in an Eco-Friendly approach to lawn care and lawn maintenance. If your needs include pest control, bed weed control for weeds, termite inspections and treatment plans, or tree and shrub plans BOG is ready and capable of defining the problem and delivering a comprehensive lawn care or lawn maintenance program for you.
As members in good standing with PLANET, NPMA, Chesapeake Foundation, the Maryland Turf Grass Council and Pest World we proudly maintain a very high level of service for all of our customers. We are one of a hand-full of companies having attained the status of a Quality Pro Pest Control Company. The National Pest Management Association grants this distinction to fewer than 2% of the pest Control companies in the nation.
Our goal of complete customer satisfaction is underscored by our free service call policy for all of our services. We can meet the needs of your property whether it is lawn care or lawn maintenance, pest control (from ants to termites). Just give us a call or send an e-mail. Our professional staff will contact you usually the same day and will schedule a technician to service your home within 24 hours.
News and tips from BOG
Spring is coming to your neighborhood!!!
Some points to consider for your home this winter:
SEED OR NOT TO SEED????????????????
Pro's and con's of Spring seeding
A spring does not by without our company getting many, many requests for spring seeding.
Our answer is always the same: We would rather not seed in the spring. The results of spring seeding are very poor and spotty at best. Why?
There are three very big reasons:
- When you seed in the spring you cannot apply any weed preventer: by mid June the crab grass will overwhelm the new seedlings. We cannot apply any weed preventer until the new grass has been cut a minimum of four to six times. Most of the time the window to keep weeds from germinating will have past.
- The other big reason is summer drought and the availability of water. None of us know when the summer drought (often more than one time) will occur. Even with an in-ground sprinkler system, new grass in drought conditions will not be able to go dormant as well as established grass. Nearly by mid-August, the new grass is gone. Spot seeding does stand a better chance of survival. Those customers on city water will have an added expense for the use of the water and the subsequent sewage fee. Shallow wells are not designed for extensive irrigation or watering.
- New grass in large quantity will be highly susceptible to disease. Most university researchers indicate that the likelyhood of disease in spring seeding is nearly 50%.
We will only do seeding under dire circumstances and customer insistence. We always warn our customers that the results will NOT be what the customer would like. On a yearly basis BOG does many hundreds of lawns for aeration, renovation and seeding every fall. The results are usually terrific and our customers' lawns really do improve. If county authorities insist on seeding you have no choice but you need to be prepared to seed again in the fall. Installing sod is also difficult since the sod will require much more water.
Call Blades of Green, or e-mail; we have been doing this for over 20 years and we are very good at what we do.
Ladybugs, often called white waxy ladiesWhen the waxy lady bug is in the larvae stage, the larvae will devour several thousand immature scale insects. As an adult lady bug, the bug will eat many other harmful insects. Sometimes we do get a bit carried away and will eliminate beneficial insects along with the harmful insects. Lady bugs are very easy to identify: they are usually black with two red spots n the wing covers. Sometimes there will be yellowish spots or stripes on their backs.
In the spring, the waxy bugs will return to devour scale. Wintering over in leaves and beneath bark liter the lady bug will truly help you. Read more
Tips for care of indoor plants during the winter monthsBOG does not provide care for indoor plants but we all have indoor plants to care for. The sin most prevalent problem with house plants is overwatering. Early symptoms include wilting an yellowing of the foliage. Water saturation will kill the roots because of the lack of oxygen in the potting mix caused by the overwatering. Tropical plants kept in low light situations simply do not need as much water as in the summer months. If your indoor pots have saucers or you place your plants into larger urns be sure to always pour off the excess water from the saucer or bottom of the urn. Read more
Winter WeedsChickweed is an edible variety of weed. One can use chickweed in salads (wash thoroughly!!) Chickweed is very common and very easy to recognize. It appears in the spring, however, so far this winter we have seen chickweed on numerous properties that we manage. If we have a cool and wet early spring followed by rain in early summer we will have additional seasons of chickweed. If you look very closely you will discover that there are five petals on each of the flowers...
Read more about Chickweed, Shepherds Purse, Bittercress, Purple Dead Nettle and Henbit.