What Happens To Your Lawn During The Winter?

In a climate like we have in Richmond, VA, grasses usually go dormant and have a tan appearance in the winter.  Shorter days and colder temperatures slow down grass growth.  Older grass leaves will die in continuous cold and the lawn will look brown.  This will occur with all grass types including tall fescue and […]

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Dormant Bermudagrass

Are you seeing tan areas in your fescue lawn this winter? If so, you have begun to witness dormant Bermudagrass. Bermudagrass is a warm-season grass that goes dormant (tan) over the winter months. Fescue grass is green year around but may be discolored or yellow in harsh and wet winter months. When winter temperatures consistently […]

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Keep Off the Lawn When There is Frost!

As soon as the sun goes down in the afternoon, water vapor in the atmosphere will begin to condense into liquid water on outdoor surfaces as the air temperature goes past the dew point. If that dew is exposed to temperatures below 32 degrees, it will turn into frost. Does frost damage turfgrass? No, the […]

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Don’t Shut Your Irrigation Off Just Yet!

At Virginia Green, we get questions daily from our customers regarding watering. “How much should I water?” “When is the best time to water my lawn and landscaping?” But the most important question this time of year is, “when should I shut off my irrigation system for the year?” As you know, fall is the […]

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Soil Test Will Begin Soon

Virginia Green Lawn Care will soon begin taking soil samples from lawns on our Estate Lawn Care Program to send off to the lab for testing. If you are a customer on our seven application Premium Lawn Care Program, and would like a soil test performed, we would be happy to provide one for only […]

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Watering Tips

For healthy Fescue and Bluegrass turf, deep and infrequent watering maintains a healthy root system and reduces weed infestations. Applying 1 – 1.5 inches of water per week is often difficult to achieve in a single watering. Therefore, smaller amounts of water applied every other day, no more than 2-3 days a week, is recommended […]

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The Success of Aeration and Seeding Depends on the Commitment to Water!

A nice fescue lawn has several important maintenance requirements. At the top of the list is aerating and seeding.   A proper aeration and seeding consists of aerating the lawn and then seeding the lawn twice using a premium, turf type tall fescue blend. Yet, the work does not end there. The Success of Aeration and […]

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Free Aeration & Seeding Winner

Thank you everyone who participated in our free aeration and seeding contest! It was a lot of fun and we had some really amazing pictures and videos. The Winners Are… While Virginia Green considers all our submissions winners, these three photos were voted most popular by our followers. Congratulations to the McElroy family! Their submission […]

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Aeration & Seeding Preparation Instructions

Prior to our arrival, we request you follow these instructions in order to prepare your lawn for the best aeration and seeding possible: Mow the grass lower than usual – 1.5 to 2 inches. This is the only time we ask for mowing this short. Bag, blow, or rake up clippings if necessary. Mowing short […]

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Fall Lawn Best Practices After Aeration and Seeding

Have You Been Following Instructions? Aeration and seeding is important to rejuvenate the lawn after long summer months that cause the lawn stress. Yet, to achieve the best results from you seeding and aeration, we suggest some key guidelines: 1. Begin watering immediately and continue to water. Light frequent watering is the best method for […]

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