Shot Hole Disease

Are you seeing small holes in your laurels that look like someone took a BB gun and went wild?  Not to worry.  This is a very common disease that occurs with laurels and a variety of other plants native to your landscape here in Richmond.  At Virginia Green, we see Shot Hole all the time […]

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Mowing Practices

When mowing your lawn, it is important to vary your mow pattern to reduce compaction of the soil. Additionally, regularly changing the pattern in which you mow the lawn will allow you to experiment with creating an interesting stripe pattern. Everyone appreciates seeing a lawn with a beautiful pattern mowed into it! It is easy […]

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Dollar Spot

Dollar Spot is a disease that can attack your lawn during the warmer months of the year. It gets its name from the size of the brown spots that will form in the lawn approximately the size of a silver dollar. The spots can connect to form larger size spots. You can identify dollar spot […]

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Should I Upgrade to the Estate Program?

Will my lawn improve faster? Will it get rid of Wiregrass? Will grub control get rid of moles? These are all common questions we get from our Premium Program customers about our Estate Lawn Care program. For these questions, the answer is unfortunately No. “Wiregrass” can only be removed with non-selective products (round-up).  Moles prefer […]

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Mushrooms

With all of the moisture we’ve been seeing in our area, lots of customers are calling asking about mushrooms on their lawn. The most popular reaction is, “Mushrooms are a fungi and this cannot be good for my lawn!” Well, this is incorrect. They’re actually good guys in the ecosystem of your yard. If you […]

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Azalea Lacebugs

It’s mid-May and you are noticing that your azaleas appear to have yellow spots on the leaves. What is causing this? Upon further investigation you notice a small Lacey winged insect on the plant, and some even land on you. What is this insect and is it causing the yellow spots on the azalea leaves? […]

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How Long Does It Take to See Improvements in Your Yard

Do every wonder how long it takes before you see improvements in your yard after signing up with Virginia Green? I’m a first-time Virginia Green Customer and I will be documenting with pictures of lawn over the next year! I have only had 1 Service so far and see a huge difference already. After about […]

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Kentucky Bluegrass

We’ve received many questions on this identification of what maybe growing in your lawn. What you see today is known as Kentucky Bluegrass (KBG), which is common in most Virginia lawns. Most lawns in our area are a mixed stand of Tall Fescue and KBG. In fact, our seed blend is a combination of these […]

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Why Can’t I Seed Now?

We get this question a lot this time of year from folks who have weeds and bare areas. Their lawn hasn’t been cared for, and as the Virginia Green lawns around them start taking off neighbors want a quick fix. As anyone who lives here in Richmond knows, we can get some extremely hot summer […]

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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 Tree and Shrub Technician fertilized my small trees and shrubs the other day and it rained that night, did the rain wash the fertilizer away? The answer is a simple NO. You […]

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