Virginia Green Blog

Dormant Pruning of Deciduous Trees

A question people often ask us is: when do we prune our trees? Pruning can be done almost any time of the year, but dormant pruning is typically done late fall till early spring. It is best done when the leaves are off of deciduous plants and/or growth has slowed to a crawl. When deciding […]

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Are You Seeing Weeds in Your Mechanicsville Lawn?

Winter annual broadleaf weeds are beginning to become apparent in some lawns. These weeds germinate in the fall, grow over the winter months, and reproduce in the spring. Here are some tips for identifying weeds in your lawn. Common Winter Annuals: Hairy bittercress (Cardamine hirsute) Bittercress is a common broadleaved winter annual weed that is […]

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What Are Ladybugs Doing in My House?

Why Are Ladybugs In My House During the Winter? Have you ever wondered why you find ladybugs in your home during the winter? They seek warmth to hibernate during the cold winter months, entering your house through small cracks along window sills, doorways and under clapboards. Ladybugs gather in groups when they hibernate, so if […]

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What Can I Put on Moss to Get Rid of it?

Question: What can I put on moss to get rid of it? Answer: A Rake! We have been getting a lot of calls about moss this year, with customers wanting to know why they have it and if there is a product that can be applied to get rid of it. Hopefully the information below […]

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Are you seeing Poa Trivialis or Rough Stalk Bluegrass?

Rough stalk bluegrass is most active in the spring in our region. We most likely will have some cold weather again before winter ends, which may shut down Poa Trivialis from growing for a week or two, but it will still continue to thrive until the heat of summer. During that time it goes completely dormant […]

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How to Start a Fruit and Vegetable Garden Indoors

I miss my vegetable garden this time of year. Produce from the store just aren’t the same. It doesn’t hit your soul the same way as caring for a plant until it fruits, and does hit your wallet. Seeds come in a variety of cultivars opening the door to a more diverse palate. Not to mention […]

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Weed Control Needed Early to Beat Weeds

Pre-emergent for lawns and beds prevents future annual grasses and broadleaf weeds from germinating during the growing season. These products work best when applied in advance, so the timing of the application is important. In Virginia, generally the best time to apply these products is in February and early March. Don’t wait for the Forsythia […]

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Nice Lawns in Virginia Increase Home Value

The first thing that people notice when coming to your home is the lawn. If you don’t take care of the outside of your home, one can only imagine what it looks like on the inside. A nice green area around the home says a lot about you as a homeowner. Especially if you are […]

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