Virginia Green Blog

Shot Hole Disease

Are you seeing small holes in your laurels that look like someone took a BB gun and went wild?  Not to worry.  This is a very common disease that occurs with laurels and a variety of other plants native to your landscape here in Richmond.  At Virginia Green, we see Shot Hole all the time […]

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Why Are My Leaves Turning Black?

Aphids, or plant lice, are small, soft-bodied insects. There are hundreds of different species of aphids, some of which attack only one host plant while others attack numerous hosts. Most aphids are about 1/10 inch long (2.54 mm), and though green and black are the most common colors, they may be gray, brown, pink, red, […]

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Mowing Practices

When mowing your lawn, it is important to vary your mow pattern to reduce compaction of the soil. Additionally, regularly changing the pattern in which you mow the lawn will allow you to experiment with creating an interesting stripe pattern. Everyone appreciates seeing a lawn with a beautiful pattern mowed into it! It is easy […]

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Dollar Spot

Dollar Spot is a disease that can attack your lawn during the warmer months of the year. It gets its name from the size of the brown spots that will form in the lawn approximately the size of a silver dollar. The spots can connect to form larger size spots. You can identify dollar spot […]

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Powdery Mildew Disease of Dogwoods

Most of us enjoy the spring blooming of the white to pink flowers of dogwood trees. Sadly, many dogwoods are susceptible to a fungal disease called powdery mildew. It can cover the leaves and infect young buds, shoots, and flowers, dwarfing developing leaves and blooms, and causing distortion and even death. Because it survives on […]

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Should I Upgrade to the Estate Program?

Will my lawn improve faster? Will it get rid of Wiregrass? Will grub control get rid of moles? These are all common questions we get from our Premium Program customers about our Estate Lawn Care program. For these questions, the answer is unfortunately No. “Wiregrass” can only be removed with non-selective products (round-up).  Moles prefer […]

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Mushrooms

With all of the moisture we’ve been seeing in our area, lots of customers are calling asking about mushrooms on their lawn. The most popular reaction is, “Mushrooms are a fungi and this cannot be good for my lawn!” Well, this is incorrect. They’re actually good guys in the ecosystem of your yard. If you […]

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Azalea Lacebugs

It’s mid-May and you are noticing that your azaleas appear to have yellow spots on the leaves. What is causing this? Upon further investigation you notice a small Lacey winged insect on the plant, and some even land on you. What is this insect and is it causing the yellow spots on the azalea leaves? […]

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Leaf Miners

Are you worried about your boxwoods because there appears to be something mining the inside of the leaves? What you see are most likely boxwood Leaf Miner’s which can be a major pest of boxwoods. Leaf Miner’s don’t have picks and shovels to mine the leaves of boxwoods, but they do eat away the inside […]

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