Virginia Green Blog

Soil Sampling for Lawns in Midlothian

How does soil pH affect turf health and growth? Soil pH is an important chemical property because it affects the availability of nutrients to grass. Nutrients (both macro and micro) supplied to a lawn as part of a maintenance program will be utilized most efficiently and will have the best impact if the pH of […]

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Is My Soil Draining Properly?

Is my soil draining properly? Using a trowel and water can, dig out a hole in your prospective plant bed proximately six inches deep and twelve inches wide. Fill it with water. When the hole has drained, return and fill it a second time. This time, however, note how long it takes for the hole […]

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Keep Watering! Tips for Watering after Aeration and Seeding

A nice fescue lawn has several important maintenance requirements. At the top of the list is aerating and seeding, but the work does not end there – aeration and seeding depends on a commitment to watering. Watering consistently following aeration and seeding is the difference between success and failure. Here are some tips for proper […]

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Why Core Aeration is Good for Athletic Fields

Core aeration is the practice of removing small soil cores from the root zone. This is one of the most important management practices for Bermuda grass athletic fields. Core aeration relieves compaction, allows better penetration of oxygen into the soil, encourages deeper rooting, and increases water infiltration, and reduces thatch buildup. Core aeration equipment uses […]

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How Do I Manage Sedge Weeds in My Flower Beds?

Sedge can be a nuisance in the lawn, but can be equally if not more frustrating when populating your flower beds. It is very unsightly when your carefully planted annual and perennials are invaded by this tall grass like weed. What is Sedge? Yellow nutsedge is a perennial plant that resembles grass in our lawns […]

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The Secret to an Great Looking Lawn

Driving through neighborhoods in Richmond, it’s easy to pick out a Virginia Green lawn. What makes Virginia Green’s lawns so dense and green? It’s simple really. The partnership we create with our clients goes above and beyond to ensure you will have a Virginia Green lawn. Every Step Counts We start with a comprehensive lawn […]

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How To Seed Athletic Fields in Colonial Heights

Whether it’s baseball, football or soccer, who doesn’t love playing on a freshly mowed, tight green playing surface. The problem is in our section of the country and timing of when many of these sports are played, Bermuda grass has gone dormant and brown is all you see. So what can we do? Seed. Seeding […]

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How To Identify Insects in Your Lawn

With over a million insects on the earth it can be difficult to name the insect you are observing at the time. Insecta, which is a class of the phylum Arthropoda, is the most diverse group of organisms. The class Insecta encompasses all of the insects on earth and is often divided into twenty nine […]

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Why Are My Leaves Turning Black?

Why are my leaves turning black? Leaves turn black due to aphids, or plant lice, which are small, soft-bodied insects. There are hundreds of different species of aphids, some of which attack only one host plant while others attack numerous hosts. Most aphids are about 1/10 inch long (2.54 mm), and though green and black […]

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