Virginia Green Blog

How to Seed Your Lawn

Once fall comes around, you should prepare to seed your lawn in order to promote the healthy growth of your property’s grass. The following are the steps to properly and effectively seed your lawn during the fall season: 1. Preparing your lawn Before you begin seeding your lawn, make sure that you mow the grass […]

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16 Facts About Cicadas

Brood X (Cicadas) are now beginning to emerge. Below are sixteen facts about this insect that is helpful to know: Periodical Cicadas and Annual Cicadas are different species. Periodical ones (like Brood X) emerge every 13- or 17-years when soil temperatures reach 64 degrees. They will be all over the place in Northern Virginia until […]

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Cicadas in Virginia

What are Cicadas? The cicada is an arthropod which has several different broods of varying size. Over the next couple of months, the largest of these broods, Brood X will be emerging from their 17-year slumber. Most forecasts indicate that brood X will not affect the Central Virginia region. However, it can be expected that […]

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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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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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