August

August is upon us with warmer temperatures and we are thinking ahead to Fall aeration and seeding season.  Fall is the best time to rejuvenate your grass, and with recent weather conditions, your lawn will benefit from core aeration and seeding with fescue to repair damage!  This summer has been extremely wet, creating disease issues […]

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Remove New Invasive Vines From Your Lawn

Swallow-wort, also called “dog strangling vines,” is no ordinary weed–it is quickly becoming an aggressive invader in landscapes throughout the Northeast, the Great Lakes region, and Canada. A twining vine in the milkweed family that can grow up to 7 feet tall, this nuisance is spreading rapidly in forests and open fields of undisturbed soil. […]

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Why Do I Have Holes In My Lawn?

Q: Yesterday while repairing grub damage to my lawn, I noticed a large number of holes in areas not affected by grubs. The holes are about 1 inch deep and 1 inch wide. It looks like the lawn had been aerated, but there was no loose soil evident. What do you think is causing this? […]

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Winterizing Your Irrigation System!

It is hard to imagine that cold weather is coming with the weather that we are having in our area this week, however we all know that it will come. For those Virginia Green customers that have an irrigation system, we suggest that you contact your irrigation company now to set an appointment to winterize […]

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Weed Control Treatments This Fall

After the exceedingly hot, dry summer that we had in our area, many of our Virginia Green customers chose to take the opportunity this fall to rejuvenate their lawns with Aeration and Seeding. With the aeration of the lawn, and breaking that weed control barrier, we do expect to see weeds appear in the lawn […]

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Fall Seeding of Tall Fescue

Grady Miller, Professor and Extension Specialist Fall is the best time for renovation and seeding of cool-season lawns. In a normal year, we expect an increased chance for rainfall and cooler temperatures within the first few weeks in September. This makes an ideal time for fall renovation. With the long duration of hot and dry […]

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Lawn Weeds: Sun Spurge: Euphorbia helioscopia

Weed Description:  A winter annual that grows prostrate along the ground with tips and upper stem portions ascending (decumbent growth habit). All parts of the plant emit a milky sap when cut. Sun spurge is a somewhat rare weed of pastures, hayfields, and winter small grains in Virginia. Stems:  Stout, growing prostrate along the ground with tips […]

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Lawn Diseases: Pythium Blight

Forecasted weather patterns will be favorable for Pythium blight to start showing up on cool-season turfgrasses. With afternoon showers and nighttime temperatures over 70, conditions will be ideal for this disease to do some damage, particularly in tall fescue. Preventative measures should be taken now before the average daily temperature gets too high for cool-season […]

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Lawn Diseases: Pythium Root Rot

The recent wet weather during the past couple of weeks followed by “August” in June weather has led to Pythium root rot from the Piedmont to the Coast on creeping bentgrass putting greens. This is not to be confused with Pythium root dysfunction (Pythium volutum). Pythium root rot has been the most diagnosed disease in […]

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