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Lawn Soil Testing – Lawn Care Best Practice

Using Science to Provide the Best Treatment for Your Lawn Lawn Soil Testing is one of the best ways to know what’s really affecting the performance of your lawn. As Virginia Green gets ready for the upcoming lawn care season our technicians are busy taking soil samples for customers on our Estate Lawn Care Program. […]

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What Does Snow Damage Do To Trees and Shrubs?

Snow. It’s the word some of us dread and the word some of us love. I begin to wonder early in winter how much snow we will receive. I get excited at the prospect of a wonderland I can enjoy with my family. I do also worry about damage that may be inflicted on my […]

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Great Indoor Decorative Plants for the Holidays

As we dive even further into the holiday season, decorations and beauty are found everywhere you look. You might like to hang Christmas lights around your house, or perhaps place a blow up snow man in your yard, whatever the case might be, one easy way to bring beauty into your home is with beautiful […]

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Question of the Week

Should I cut my lawn low before winter? No. Taller mowing heights enables more tillering, resulting in thicker turf.  Also, shoot growth is proportional to root growth.  The taller the leaf material, the deeper the root. Therefore, you should always mow the lawn at 3.5-4” to allow for a thicker stand of grass and encourage deeper […]

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What Frost Can Do To Your Lawn

This was caused by someone walking across the grass when frost was present. Remember frost indicates that the blades are frozen, and walking (or driving) across the lawn will crush the shoots and cause browning. Please be cognizant of this and be careful to limit traffic on frosty lawns. Minor damage like this will not […]

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Schedule Your Irrigation Winterization

It’s about time you contact your irrigation company! Thanksgiving is a great time and reminder to have your irrigation system winterized and shut down – schedule a visit to winterize your system if you haven’t already done so. Winterizing your sprinkler system is essential before freezing temperatures occur. There are different ways of winterizing, so […]

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Rough Bluegrass

Rough (also called roughstalk) bluegrass has a relatively limited adaptation as a turf species because of intolerance to heat, drought, and traffic. It is also very patchy in appearance and therefore does not perform well in mixtures. Color is typically a lighter shade of green with the underside of the leaf being shiny. Rough bluegrass […]

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When Is The Best Time To Fertilize My Trees And Shrubs?

When is the best time to fertilize my trees and shrubs? The best time to fertilize your landscape is from late fall to early spring. Plants are able to absorb nutrients from the soil, as long as soil temperatures are above 40 degrees. Fertilizing your landscape plants from late fall until late spring can help […]

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Why It’s Good For Your Lawn To Remove Fallen Leaves

Have you ever wondered why there is no grass on the forest floor? There is just a bunch of dead and decaying leaves that creates a non-sustainable environment for grass. The same can happen to your lawn without regular leaf removal overtime. Leaves Block Light One of the main needs of grass to grow favorably […]

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Gloomy Scale

Gloomy scales can be found on maples, especially the soft maples (boxelder, red maple and silver maple), and cause significant damage over time if not detected and treated. Heavily infested maples start to lose twigs and branches at first and eventually entire sections of the tree as the scale slowly sucks the fluids out of […]

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