Our Story

The original Virginia Green service truck

Founder’s Journey

Our founder, Gil Grattan, was born and raised in Williamsburg, Virginia before attending Clemson University in South Carolina. Upon graduation, Gil started a career in the golf course industry before moving to North Carolina in 1994.  He began selling lawn fertilization products to golf courses, nurseries, sod farms, and other lawn care providers across the state for over a decade. This experience provided Gil with expert knowledge on all facets of lawn care including sales, operations and marketing. In 2004, Gil moved back to Richmond and started Virginia Green. 


When Virginia Green first began, our company was solely based in Richmond and serviced two markets- Richmond and Williamsburg.  With four associates, we provided sales and services across a large geographic area. Today we have grown to more 250 associates, service six locations throughout Virginia – Richmond, Midlothian, Williamsburg, Charlottesville, Fredericksburg, and Northern Virginia! We are the largest locally owned lawn care company in Central Virginia, providing services from weed control and fertilization to aeration and seeding. Virginia Green has also expanded to provide pest control, tree and shrub, and commercial services. Take a look at a comprehensive list of programs and services here.   

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Your Choice Matters

Virginia Green stands out from the crowd with our local certified technicians and in-house agronomists (soil scientists). These individuals hold expertise on all aspects of Virginia’s turf, soil, and weather, creating confidence when diagnosing and treating lawn issues, from disease to grub control. Our customer service team is fully committed to providing the best service possible for our customers. Here at Virginia Green, we also find it important to serve the communities who support us. This is why we proudly partner with SPCAs and other animal shelters across the state through our Buster’s Buddies campaign, which has raised and donated over $20,000 in the last five years.

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Reviews & Testimonials

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Frederick C.

Williamsburg, 23185

Competitive pricing and excellent customer service.  What separates them from the pack is their responsiveness and professional products they leave at the house after ever service.

Rich M.
Richmond, 23294

It suddenly occurred to me that I have been using Virginia Green for 10 years and over that time I have not seen a weed in my yard … in 10 years! Now, I just take it for granted. I don’t even know where my weed picker-upper thing is anymore.

Gordon S.

Midlothian, 23803

A technician arrived in time frame. Friendly and courteous to me as he explained what he was going to do. Went to work immediately spraying the area with chemicals. I watched and he covered all of the area thoroughly.  The area treated is in a rural area surrounded by fields and forests, so keeping the weeds in control is a very difficult task. Our yard is weed free and looks great. I would recommend them.

Dave O.

Charlottesville, 22911

I’ve been a Virginia Green customer for several years and have consistently been impressed with their lawn service. Recently they aerated and seeded and went “above and beyond” to aerate a challenging hill. The “can do” attitude was impressive and I’d recommend them highly.

Sabrina B.

Fredericksburg, 22405

My yard was inundated with weeds and I was ready to rip out the sod and replace it. I hired Virginia Green as my last resort and now the yard looks great! The clover and crab grass have all but disappeared. I wish I had used them from the beginning!

Deena W.

Northern Virginia, 22101

I cannot say enough positive things about the service provided to me this year by Virginia Green. This was my first year using the service, and I am blown away by the difference in the yard and the reduction of the weeds. My service person treated the yard as his own. Highly recommend!