Virginia Green Blog

Are You Seeing Weeds in Your Williamsburg 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. Common Winter Annuals: Hairy bittercress (Cardamine hirsute) Bittercress is a common broadleaved winter annual weed that is present in most lawns this time of year. It germinates […]

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What Happens To Your Lawn During The Winter?

In a climate like we have in Richmond, VA, grasses usually go dormant and have a tan appearance in the winter.  Shorter days and colder temperatures slow down grass growth.  Older grass leaves will die in continuous cold and the lawn will look brown.  This will occur with all grass types including tall fescue and […]

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Dormant Bermudagrass

Are you seeing tan areas in your fescue lawn this winter? If so, you have begun to witness dormant Bermudagrass. Bermudagrass is a warm-season grass that goes dormant (tan) over the winter months. Fescue grass is green year around but may be discolored or yellow in harsh and wet winter months. When winter temperatures consistently […]

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving is based around giving thanks for our family, friends, homes, jobs and all of our blessings. There really is no better name for this holiday than Thanksgiving! Pilgrims had a good harvest and were thankful that they had made it to the New World and were actually surviving and prospering. So, in order to […]

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Keep Off the Lawn When There is Frost!

As soon as the sun goes down in the afternoon, water vapor in the atmosphere will begin to condense into liquid water on outdoor surfaces as the air temperature goes past the dew point. If that dew is exposed to temperatures below 32 degrees, it will turn into frost. Does frost damage turfgrass? No, the […]

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Don’t Shut Your Irrigation Off Just Yet!

At Virginia Green, we get questions daily from our customers regarding watering. “How much should I water?” “When is the best time to water my lawn and landscaping?” But the most important question this time of year is, “when should I shut off my irrigation system for the year?” As you know, fall is the […]

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Soil Test Will Begin Soon

Virginia Green Lawn Care will soon begin taking soil samples from lawns on our Estate Lawn Care Program to send off to the lab for testing. If you are a customer on our seven application Premium Lawn Care Program, and would like a soil test performed, we would be happy to provide one for only […]

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Tea Scale – A Common Pest

Tea scale has been reported on camellias throughout the Mid-Atlantic, South and in California. In the Southeast, tea scale is a serious pest of camellias as well as Chinese and Japanese hollies. It has also been reported on bottlebrush, dogwood, ferns, euonymus, mango, Satsuma orange, tea plant, orchids, and yaupon. Tea scales occur primarily on […]

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Why are there so many acorns?

George F., from Ashland asked, “Why are there so many acorns?” We have been bombarded by acorns over the last week. Not just a few, but hundreds and hundreds of nuts. The weather was perfect for oaks were in bloom in 2016. As such, we’ve had an unusually high set for acorns in 2016. The […]

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Spruce Your Yard Up With Some Trees and Shrubs

Fall is for planting. The cooler months provide an optimum time for adding plants to your landscape. With an increase in rainfall and cooler temperatures in the fall, less watering is needed. As shoot growth slows, plants require less water because the days are cooler and shorter and the rate of photosynthesis decreases. Stable air […]

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