Removing of Algae Mold and Mildew From Wood Siding In Williamsburg

Homes in across Virginia are in the perfect environment for the green and black mold, mildew and algae to grow on the siding of a house.  With the warm and moist conditions throughout a good portion of the year, poor air movement during different times of the year, and many homes sites built with trees surrounding them it is just about inevitable that wooded sidings will get algae, mold and/or mildew on them.

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. 


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.