What Are These GIANT Onions in My Lawn this Spring?

Those giant onions on steroids are called Star-of-Bethlehem, or SOB for short. They are perennial weeds (return every year), in the lily family, which grow from a bulb. It does look eerily similar to wild onions or wild garlic that you will see on the lawn around the same time of year. SOB generally will […]

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No Hay!

Spring is right around the corner and you may have plans to convert mulched areas to grass or maybe even just spot seed some bare areas.  Lots of people make the mistake of seeding these areas and then dropping hay over them. Contrary to popular belief, this is not recommended. Hay is fresh cuttings of […]

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Are You Seeing Weeds in Your Mechanicsville Lawn?

Winter annual broadleaf weeds are beginning to become apparent in some lawns. These weeds germinate in the fall, grow over the winter months, and reproduce in the spring. Here are some tips for identifying weeds in your lawn. Common Winter Annuals: Hairy bittercress (Cardamine hirsute) Bittercress is a common broadleaved winter annual weed that is […]

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Are you seeing Poa Trivialis or Rough Stalk Bluegrass?

Rough stalk bluegrass is most active in the spring in our region. We most likely will have some cold weather again before winter ends, which may shut down Poa Trivialis from growing for a week or two, but it will still continue to thrive until the heat of summer. During that time it goes completely dormant […]

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How to Start a Fruit and Vegetable Garden Indoors

I miss my vegetable garden this time of year. Produce from the store just aren’t the same. It doesn’t hit your soul the same way as caring for a plant until it fruits, and does hit your wallet. Seeds come in a variety of cultivars opening the door to a more diverse palate. Not to mention […]

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Weed Control Needed Early to Beat Summer Weeds

Pre-emergent for lawns and beds prevents future annual grasses and broadleaf weeds from germinating during the growing season. These products work best when applied in advance, so the timing of the application is important. In Virginia, generally the best time to apply these products is in February and early March. Don’t wait for the Forsythia […]

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Nice Lawns in Virginia Increase Home Value

The first thing that people notice when coming to your home is the lawn. If you don’t take care of the outside of your home, one can only imagine what it looks like on the inside. A nice green area around the home says a lot about you as a homeowner. Especially if you are […]

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Are You Seeing Weeds in Your Williamsburg Lawn?

Winter annual broadleaf weeds are beginning to become apparent in some lawns. These weeds germinate in the fall, grow over the winter months, and reproduce in the spring. Common Winter Annuals: Hairy bittercress (Cardamine hirsute) Bittercress is a common broadleaved winter annual weed that is present in most lawns this time of year. It germinates […]

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