What Are the Benefits to Applying Late Fall Fertilizer and Weed Control?

A good fall fertilization program is one of the most beneficial practices when managing cool season turf. The importance of having applications done late in the year is contingent upon having a fluid lawn care program with routine applications in the Spring and Summer. Adding applications late in the year has become more popular with […]

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How to Identify Scale on Plants and What to Do About Them

It can be tricky to identify scale as the cause of your plant’s deterioration because there is generally no movement throughout a scale insect’s life cycle. If you suspect scale, the best thing to look for is unusual bumpy growth on the stems and undersides of the leaves. Brown shell-like scale, shown in this photo, […]

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Fall Armyworms

We have seen a large population of Fall Armyworms (caterpillars) show up on a limited number of Virginia lawns over the last few days. Offshore winds from the south have blown adult moths into our area this summer. These moths laid eggs which have now hatched into caterpillars. These caterpillars are not a common pest […]

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Tree & Shrub issues in the Summer

In Virginia, we often notice several common issues involving your plant material during the summer. In most cases, these issues are already present but become more prevalent during the summer due to heat stress. In the image below, you’ll see lace bug damage on the underside of plant leaf. Lace bugs are very small insects, […]

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16 Facts About Cicadas

Brood X (Cicadas) are now beginning to emerge. Below are sixteen facts about this insect that is helpful to know: Periodical Cicadas and Annual Cicadas are different species. Periodical ones (like Brood X) emerge every 13- or 17-years when soil temperatures reach 64 degrees. They will be all over the place in Northern Virginia until […]

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Cicadas in Virginia

What are Cicadas? The cicada is an arthropod which has several different broods of varying size. Over the next couple of months, the largest of these broods, Brood X will be emerging from their 17-year slumber. Most forecasts indicate that brood X will not affect the Central Virginia region. However, it can be expected that […]

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How long does my Service Leader stay on my lawn?

Virginia Green occasionally gets questioned from customers wondering how long their Service Leader was on their lawn. They may feel they have moved too quickly, couldn’t have treated all desired areas, or maybe not enough product was put down. We understand wanting to make sure your lawn is treated efficiently but still effectively to ensure […]

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Why Leaf Removal in the Winter is Important

While the peak season for leaf removal may end in the fall, many trees hang onto their dead leaves well into the winter season. As the leaves continue to fall, it remains important for your lawn’s health to keep removing them throughout the winter so your lawn can thrive in the spring.   A few […]

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Importance of Late Fall Liquid Fertilization

With fall upon us, it time for Tall Fescue to heal from the brutal summer conditions. Aeration allows nutrients, water, and oxygen to penetrate deep into the soil, while seeding is a must for Tall Fescue grasses, which don’t regenerate and must be reseeded each year to establish new growth. Together, both are crucial to […]

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Virginia Green Seed

A great lawn begins with great seed and choosing the right seed is important to your lawn’s success. For customers who wish to tackle aeration and seeding on their own, Virginia Green is selling our own proprietary seed blend. Our quality seed comes directly from our suppliers in Oregon which is 100% weed free and […]

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