Did the Rain Wash The Fertilizer Away?
Question: My trees and shrubs were fertilized the other day and it rained that night, did the rain wash the fertilizer away?
The answer is a simple NO.
Proper Mower Height For Virginia Lawns
What Is The Proper Mower Height For Virginia Lawns?
The most common grass found in the central Virginia region is tall fescue. Tall fescue benefits from a tall mowing height because the crown of the plant (growing point) is generally 3 inches or more off the ground. Also, the taller heights help prevent weed germination, reduce competition from unwanted grasses and decreases the amount of water required for turf growth.
My Tree Is Dropping Leaves Already - Should I Worry?
I have noticed that quite a few trees appear to be dropping their leaves early this year. We have a maple tree in our yard that has dropped almost half its leaves while another maple next to it looks fine. If you have trees that are shedding their leaves early, you may be wondering what is causing the problem and will it harm the tree?
Paying For Lawn Care Should Be Easy
What Are Virginia Green’s Lawn Care Payment Options?
Jane M from Manakin-Sabot called Virginia Green recently and stated “I am new to Virginia Green; how do I pay my bill?” That is a terrific question and I thought I would take a moment to discuss our many varied payment options.
The Pain of Wild Violets
Killing and Removing Wild Violets
Controlling wild violets in the lawn is one of the most difficult tasks for homeowners. Wild violets are perennials (return every year) that can take over a lawn in a few seasons if left untreated. They are usually first noticed in late spring/early summer. Virginia Green treats for wild violets, and if we’ve been working with you for some time, we have likely reduced their numbers. However, it might take 3+ years to rid your lawn of wild violets.
Japanese Beetles in Virginia
Japanese beetles were first found in New Jersey in 1916 and have spread from Maine to the Carolina’s. The Japanese beetle has been well established in Virginia since the early 1970’s. The Japanese beetle can be found throughout Virginia and populations are dependent on soil type, soil moisture, and host plants.
Is My Lawn Care Company using Organic Fertilizer and Pesticides?
Recently in the Richmond area, there has been an introduction of another “Organic Lawn Care Company” offering an organic solution to reduce fertilizer and pesticide usage. This approach has been around for years, but don’t think for a minute these companies are out shoveling fertilizer out of hog houses in Smithfield or chicken houses on the Eastern Shore of Virginia and applying these “organic fertilizers” to your lawn, they are using the same fertilizers and pesticides to provide services traditional lawn care companies utilize.
How to Remove Moss
Moss can become prevalent in Virginia’s lawns during times of wet weather. Moss are non-vascular plants typically found in moist, shaded areas with poor airflow. Lacking seeds and flowers, they reproduce via spores. The weed control applications contained in Virginia Green’s programs will not help eradicate moss.
Moles In Lawns
What are moles?
Moles are burrowing mammals often inhabiting residential lawns. They are especially common around wooded lots and natural areas. Tunneling tears the roots of turf potentially causing extensive damage. However, moles benefit the soil by being natural aerators. These animals are insectivores, with earthworms being their main food source.
How to Prevent Weeds From Growing in Your Mulch Bed
Nobody likes to pull weeds. While some weeds will inevitably germinate and need to be sprayed or pulled, a few simple things can be done to prevent these issues.