Virginia Green Blog

How long does my Service Leader stay on my lawn?

Virginia Green occasionally gets questioned from customers wondering how long their Service Leader was on their lawn. They may feel they have moved too quickly, couldn’t have treated all desired areas, or maybe not enough product was put down. We understand wanting to make sure your lawn is treated efficiently but still effectively to ensure […]

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Why Leaf Removal in the Winter is Important

While the peak season for leaf removal may end in the fall, many trees hang onto their dead leaves well into the winter season. As the leaves continue to fall, it remains important for your lawn’s health to keep removing them throughout the winter so your lawn can thrive in the spring.   A few […]

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Horticultural Oil on Landscapes around Commercial Lawns

Virginia Green is now scheduling our early-to-late winter Horticultural Oil applications. These treatments provide control to a number of pests such as scales, mites, and aphids on trees and shurbs. While it has been suggested that oils smother or suffocate small insects and mites that cannot crawl out of it, the disruption of cell membranes […]

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Importance of Late Fall Liquid Fertilization

With fall upon us, it time for Tall Fescue to heal from the brutal summer conditions. Aeration allows nutrients, water, and oxygen to penetrate deep into the soil, while seeding is a must for Tall Fescue grasses, which don’t regenerate and must be reseeded each year to establish new growth. Together, both are crucial to […]

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Virginia Green Seed

A great lawn begins with great seed and choosing the right seed is important to your lawn’s success. For customers who wish to tackle aeration and seeding on their own, Virginia Green is selling our own proprietary seed blend. Our quality seed comes directly from our suppliers in Oregon which is 100% weed free and […]

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Disease on Commercial Lawns and Our Estate Lawn Care Program

DISEASE ALERT! Treated vs. Untreated It’s that time of the year where temperatures outside are rising and lawn diseases need to be prevented. Disease is prevalent during moist/humid, hot weather. Brown patch, also known as Rhizoctonia, has started to flare up in our service areas and is most active when grass remains wet and temperatures […]

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Why Is Lime Important For Commercial Lawns?

Liming is one of the most inexpensive ways to improve soil conditions and can be applied any time of the year. Lime restores the balance of overly acidic soil to bring pH levels back for optimal growing. Soils in Virginia are naturally very acidic containing pH’s levels of 4.5 to 6.3. Liming the soil helps […]

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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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The Best Time to Aerate Your Lawn

Many people wonder, “what is the best time to aerate my lawn?” Typically, in Virginia, the best time to aerate your cool-season/Tall Fescue lawn is between the last week of August until the first of November. This is the time when soil temperatures are at optimal conditions for Tall Fescue seeds to germinate. Fall aeration […]

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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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