Virginia Green Blog

Protecting Your Lawn During A Cookout

Two things that are certain about a summer time in Richmond: the weather will be disgustingly hot and muggy and there will be cookouts. If you happen to be hosting one of these glorious cookouts, and you have a Virginia Green lawn, you need to protect it. I want to give you some tips to […]

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Top 5 Reasons Lawns are Beneficial in Richmond VA

There are many reasons people want to have beautiful lawns. For Richmond lawns, we have listed the top five reasons lawns are beneficial and why. 1. Reduction of Runoff from Rainfall Turf grass helps reduce runoff and prevents soil erosion, capturing and filtering rainwater to recharge our groundwater supplies. Grass leaves and stems cover the […]

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Why Do Compacta Hollies Have Dead Spots In Them?

Why do my compacta hollies have dead spots in them? Dead spots on compacta hollies are called Black Root Rot. Black Root Rot manifests as softball to basketball shaped dead or dying areas in the plant. Most compacta hollies like cool, moist, well-draining soils. In the Virginia area those conditions are hard to duplicate and […]

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Current Rainfall

With the rain we have been experiencing lately, you need to remember our watering advice. While some people have received 1-1.5″ of rainfall each week, others have received less. We advise you to monitor local rainfall amounts and supplement as needed to deliver the 1–1.5″ of water each week. Not sure if your lawn is […]

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The Best Way to Renovate Your Lawn

Starting over? Should I renovate? Have you ever thought about starting over with a new lawn? You look around the neighborhood and see impeccable yards. You look down at your own lawn and see unwanted clumps of grasses, Bermuda (wire grass) in your Tall Fescue lawn, or the back lawn which was seeded by the […]

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How to Remove Crabgrass in Lawns

Crabgrass is a summer annual weed occurring in lawns during spring through summer months in many areas. So what is the best method for preventing crabgrass from ruining my lawn? Take Control – Start Early The best way to control crabgrass is to use a split application of pre-emergence in the first two months of […]

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5 Fun Lawn Games to Enjoy this Summer in Virginia!

5 Fun Lawn Games to Enjoy this Summer Summer is here and it’s the perfect season to enjoy some quality time on your Virginia Green lawn. Maybe you just want to enjoy a glass of lemonade and admire the work you have done. Maybe you just want to be barefoot and feel the coolness between […]

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Benefits of Seeding a Tall Fescue Lawn in Midlothian

Did you know a thick and plush 2500 square foot lawn of tall fescue provides enough oxygen for a family of four? It also captures carbon dioxide, sulfur, and reduces the ozone in the atmosphere. Turf grass along with a well-designed and maintained landscape can also increase a home’s property value up to 20%! Seeding […]

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Powdery Mildew

What is Powdery Mildew? Powdery mildew is a spring time fungal disease that we see often on our trees and shrubs in landscapes. It’s fungal spores typically appear on new growth shoots, mature leaves and sometimes flowers. Infected parts of the plant may become distorted, fall off early, and even cause death of the plant […]

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Question of the Week

Peter T. from Williamsburg asked, “Is there really a difference between the Premium program and the Estate Program?” Answer: Peter, I have posted a picture here to give you a visual. Yes, there is a difference. While some lawns are not Estate program eligible, if you are, you should been on this program. The Estate […]

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