Virginia Green Blog

How Long Does It Take to See Improvements in Your Yard

Do every wonder how long it takes before you see improvements in your yard after signing up with Virginia Green? I’m a first-time Virginia Green Customer and I will be documenting with pictures of lawn over the next year! I have only had 1 Service so far and see a huge difference already. After about […]

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Kentucky Bluegrass

We’ve received many questions on this identification of what maybe growing in your lawn. What you see today is known as Kentucky Bluegrass (KBG), which is common in most Virginia lawns. Most lawns in our area are a mixed stand of Tall Fescue and KBG. In fact, our seed blend is a combination of these […]

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Why Can’t I Seed Now?

We get this question a lot this time of year from folks who have weeds and bare areas. Their lawn hasn’t been cared for, and as the Virginia Green lawns around them start taking off neighbors want a quick fix. As anyone who lives here in Richmond knows, we can get some extremely hot summer […]

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What Happens When Trees and Shrubs Bloom Early?

People aren’t the only ones affected by warm temperatures during the winter months, trees and shrubs are too. So what does this mean for our plants long term? Daffodils have been in bloom, and they will be fine in colder temperatures. What if my azaleas or magnolias are in bloom? The buds or blooms can […]

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Did the Rain Wash The Fertilizer Away?

Question: My trees and shrubs were fertilized the other day and it rained that night, did the rain wash the fertilizer away? The Tree and Shrub Technician fertilized my small trees and shrubs the other day and it rained that night, did the rain wash the fertilizer away? The answer is a simple NO. You […]

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Blooming Cherry Trees

Almost everyone can agree, you know its spring once you see the cherry tree blooms. There are a couple of types of flowering Cherry trees, but the most common type is the Yoshino. The Prunus serrulata or Yoshino Flowering Cherry Tree is widely used as an ornamental tree; valued for its abundance of soft, pink […]

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How Do Drastic Changes in Temperature Affect My Landscape Plants

In early January, our Richmond temperatures were near zero degrees and then got up in the low eighties near the end of last month.  How do these drastic changes in temperature affect my landscape plants? Cooler temperatures in the fall trigger plants to reduce growth and store energy for the winter.  As temperatures get closer […]

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What Are These GIANT Onions in My Lawn this Spring?

Those giant onions on steroids are called Star-of-Bethlehem, or SOB for short. They are perennial weeds (return every year), in the lily family, which grow from a bulb. It does look eerily similar to wild onions or wild garlic that you will see on the lawn around the same time of year. SOB generally will […]

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No Hay!

Spring is right around the corner and you may have plans to convert mulched areas to grass or maybe even just spot seed some bare areas.  Lots of people make the mistake of seeding these areas and then dropping hay over them. Contrary to popular belief, this is not recommended. Hay is fresh cuttings of […]

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