A new pest – Spotted Lanternfly

Damaging insect in the western part of our state The Spotted Laternfly is an insect that has been identified in the City of Winchester and Frederick County. Originally this planthopper was discovered in Pennsylvania in 2014, and is commonly associated with tree-of-heaven, Ailanthus altissima. Although they are most commonly found on Ailanthus (tree-of-heaven), they can […]

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Weed Control During Aeration & Seeding

Aeration and Seeding are essential to keep a healthy lawn of Tall Fescue. Ideally, you would have a weed-free lawn before you aerate and seed, but sometimes weeds still get through. Weeds? No problem The use of weed control during Aeration and Seeding time is a challenging task. While introducing new turf to your lawn, […]

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Are You Seeing Poa Annua in Your Lawn?

What is Annual bluegrass (Poa annua) Poa annua is a low-growing, tufted winter annual grass that germinates in the fall and reproduces by seed. It is a common grassy weed in Virginia lawns, and is oftentimes found in flowerbeds. The light green leaves are short and blunt at the tips. Often found in compacted areas along […]

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How to Prevent Weeds from Growing in Your Mulch Bed

Nobody likes to pull weeds. While some weeds will inevitably germinate and need to be sprayed or pulled, a few simple things can be done to prevent these issues. Preventing Weeds When Creating a New Bed One way to prevent weeds when creating a new bed is to use landscape fabric. Once trees, plants, and/or […]

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The Pain of Wild Violets

Killing and Removing Wild Violets Controlling wild violets in the lawn is one of the most difficult tasks for homeowners. Wild violets are perennials (return every year) that can take over a lawn in a few seasons if left untreated.  They are usually first noticed in late spring/early summer. Virginia Green treats for wild violets, […]

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Winter Annuals In Virginia

One would think that during the winter in Virginia, lawns should be weed free and slow to grow. While slow growing is certainly a probability, certain weeds enjoy the colder temperatures and will seem to be persistent throughout the harshness of our winter. It may seem like some weeds are indestructible but we assure you […]

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Is Poa Annua in my lawn?

What is Annual bluegrass (Poa Annua)? Poa Annua is a widespread, low-growing, tufted winter annual grass which germinates in the fall and reproduces by seed in the spring. Poa Annua is a prolific seed-producer. It develops seed heads in early-to-mid spring, and a large population can be unsightly in a lawn with an unsightly white […]

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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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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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