Virginia Green Blog

Bermudagrass in your lawn?

Are you seeing brown areas in your lawn this winter? Bermudagrass is a warm-season grass that is dormant (brown) over the winter months. During the summer it can be very invasive, quickly spreading laterally through rhizomes and stolons. It has excellent heat and drought tolerance, but cannot tolerate shade. This grass can be very difficult […]

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Fun, Easy, and Inexpensive Halloween Lawn Decoration Ideas

Halloween is right around the corner and there is many ways you can spruce up your lawn and bushes to get in the spirit! There are many decorations available on the market, but here are a few ideas that you can do on a budget. Glowing Eyes What you need: Old toilet paper rolls, scissors, […]

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Going NUTS Over This Year’s Bumper Crop?

A majestic oak (Quercus spp.) shade tree in your yard inevitably results in a bumper crop of acorns in late summer through fall. This adds up to a major mess on your lawn, in flower beds and on walkways. Acorns mean winter food for squirrels and other animals, which means they attract these nuisance foragers […]

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Is Moss in Your Backyard?

Mosses are non-vascular, absorbing water and nutrients mainly through their leaves. They are typically found in moist, shaded areas with poor air flow. Lacking seeds and flowers, mosses reproduce via spores. While mosses can tolerate a wider pH range than grasses, the presence of moss does not always indicate a low pH (acidic soil). To […]

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What to Prune in the Fall

Whenever we talk to our customers about their landscapes, the question always comes up. “When is the best time to prune my trees and shrubs?” Pruning can have a wide definition. Do you want to just trim up some new growth? Or are you looking to shape a particular shrub? Is your goal to reduce […]

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Planting Veggies in Charlottesville

You see it every year in the spring. Everyone has seeds for sale to plant in the garden. Box stores, hardware stores, even grocery stores. The warming effect of spring puts everyone in a gardening mood. Did you know great gardens do not have to end? You can enjoy lots of garden fresh veggies well […]

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Newly Planted Trees: Strategies for Survival

Caroline R. from New Kent asked, “I just planted a new tree this summer, what is the best way to keep it alive?” Hundreds of thousands of trees are planted along city and community streets and on other public property throughout the United States each year. Unfortunately, many of these trees, perhaps 50 percent or […]

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