Virginia Green Blog

Controlling Bermuda Grass In My Virginia Lawn

What is this vine-like, spreading grass in my lawn? Common Bermuda Grass, also known as wiregrass, is a warm-season perennial turfgrass. It spreads laterally through stems called rhizomes and stolons. It has excellent heat and drought tolerance, but cannot tolerate shade. It can be a very invasive and difficult grass to control. How did Bermuda […]

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When It’s Really Hot, Head Out On Your Lawn

June 2015 will go down as one of the warmest on record in the United States.  It certainly has been a warm one here in Providence Forge.  If you are tired of being too hot- take time and head out on your lawn and you will cool off very quickly. According to the Department of […]

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Question of the Week

Q: “Why am I seeing these little pine cones hanging from my arborvitae?” Cindy, Williamsburg A: Well Cindy, those aren’t pine cones. They are bagworms. The bagworm, Thyridopteryx ephemeraeformis, is an interesting pest of ornamental shrubs and trees. The spindle-shaped bag that the larva carries around as it feeds characterizes this insect. The larva constructs […]

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Lawn Care Tip: Rain Sensors Can Save You Money

They absolutely can help save you money! But, what IS a rain sensor and how do they work?? A rain sensor is a device that prevents an irrigation system from running after a recent rain event has supplied sufficient moisture. Rain sensors can be mounted wirelessly or hardwired into an existing irrigation system. Sensors detect […]

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Proper Watering Techniques For The Charlottesville, VA Climate

Generally, we receive adequate rainfall in Charlottesville to provide our grass with sufficient water for proper growth. This spring has been no exception with 3-4 inches of rainfall a month, falling every week and keeping the ground moist. However, sometimes it doesn’t rain as needed and we need to supplement with additional water from a […]

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Bermuda Grass Suppression Program

Virginia Green has an additional program, the Bermuda Grass Suppression Program, designed to keep small quantities of warm season Bermuda grass (commonly referred to as wire grass) from spreading within a Fescue lawn. With four applications during the late summer, we can keep Bermuda grass from spreading, in a strong, thick stand of Fescue turf. […]

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Have You Seen Any Inchworms Lately?

Have you seen any inchworms lately? My guess is you have. It’s certainly the time of year again. These little creatures seem to be everywhere, and on everything. Don’t worry though, these little buggers won’t be active for very long. What are inchworms? These inchworms are called Cankerworm. They are a type of measuring worm, […]

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Diseases Present In Virginia Lawns

Tall Fescue and Kentucky Bluegrass lawns are looking great right now. However, with hot, humid weather this summer comes the potential for lawn diseases. These can be very detrimental to lawns in our area, causing thinning and browning that can only be repaired through re-seeding this fall. There are two fungal diseases that commonly affect […]

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How To Make Your Charlottesville Lawn Look Better

“What can I do to help my lawn look better?” There are three simple cultural practices we recommend to help you achieve this goal. Set Proper Mower Height First, is to have you lawn cut at the correct height. Fescue turf grows in a “crown” shape, and therefore needs to be mowed no lower than […]

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