The Best Way to Renovate Your Lawn

Starting over? Should I renovate? Have you ever thought about starting over with a new lawn? You look around the neighborhood and see impeccable yards. You look down at your own lawn and see unwanted clumps of grasses, Bermuda (wire grass) in your Tall Fescue lawn, or the back lawn which was seeded by the […]

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How to Remove Crabgrass in Lawns

Crabgrass is a summer annual weed occurring in lawns during spring through summer months in many areas. So what is the best method for preventing crabgrass from ruining my lawn? Take Control – Start Early The best way to control crabgrass is to use a split application of pre-emergence in the first two months of […]

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Controlling Bermuda Grass In My Virginia Lawn

What is this vine-like, spreading grass in my lawn? Common Bermuda Grass, also known as wiregrass, is a warm-season perennial turfgrass. It spreads laterally through stems called rhizomes and stolons. It has excellent heat and drought tolerance, but cannot tolerate shade. It can be a very invasive and difficult grass to control. How did Bermuda […]

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Clover In Charlottesville – A Common Spring Weed

White clover (Trifolium repens), also known as Dutch clover, is a cool-season perennial often found growing in patches along roadsides and in pastures and lawns. It is a low-growing plant with creeping stems (stolons) that produce roots and shoots at nodes (joints) along the stem, which helps the plant to spread. It has trifoliate leaves […]

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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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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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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 Weeds: Cypress Spurge: Euphorbia cyparissias

Weed Description:  An invasive perennial that reproduces by seed and lateral root buds. Cypress spurge emits a milky sap when broken, and is very similar to leafy spurge, which is an extremely aggressive weed that more commonly occurs in the western United States. Cypress spurge is a weed of pastures, hay fields, fence rows, roadsides, and […]

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Lawn Weed: Bermudagrass or Wire Grass: Cynodon dactylonname

Weed Description:  A perennial grass that has both rhizomes and stolons and is capable of forming a turf or mat of fine leaves. Several varieties of bermudagrass are cultivated for use as lawn and pasture grasses, however this weed has developed into a very troublesome and hard-to-control weed in agronomic crops, landscapes, nurseries, and turfgrass. Bermudagrass […]

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Lawn Weeds: Dallisgrass & Broomsedge

Dallisgrass Dallisgrass is a warm-season, perennial clumping grass in the Paspalum family.  Well adapted to a variety of soils, it can be a major weed of turfgrass, often resembling crabgrass.  Crabgrass is an annual plant controlled with pre-emergent herbicides while Dallisgrass is a perennial for which there is no selective control. Dallisgrass is primarily a […]

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