Virginia Green Blog

How Can I Tell If My lawn Is Too Dry?

How can I tell if my lawn is too dry? To test if your lawn is too dry, insert a screw driver into the soil. It should penetrate easily with little resistance. If this is not the case, it is likely a watering issue causing the discoloration. Increase in temperatures and lack of measurable rainfall […]

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Spider Mites

The first thought most people have about spider mites probably relates to damage inflicted to a favorite plant by tiny creatures they could hardly see. Spider mites are pests of over 180 plant species. They are considered the number one pest of ornamental plants in the S.E. United States. Spider mites are neither spiders nor […]

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Bermuda Grass Expectations in Williamsburg During The Spring Months

Each spring, Bermuda grass comes out of dormancy at different times in the Williamsburg area. Some years Bermuda grass green up in March, and other times as late as early May. This year, 2015 because of a cooler spring, we are looking at the latter scenario. Bermuda grass begins to green up in the spring […]

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Nice Lawns in Richmond Increase Home Value

The first thing that people notice when coming to your home is the lawn. If you don’t take care of the outside of your home, one can only imagine what it looks like on the inside. A nice green area around the home says a lot about you as a homeowner. Especially if you are […]

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How To Properly Plant (or Transplant) a Tree

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 more, do not survive beyond one or two years. Why? TRANSPLANT SHOCK Most newly planted trees are subject to stress-related problems due to […]

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Leaf Spots

Leaf spots are a sign of an infection affecting your plant material. A large number of trees and ornamentals are susceptible to leaf spot. Most are caused by a fungus, though there are a few bacterial leaf spots as well. These spots will vary in size and color, depending on the affected plant and the […]

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Question of the Week

Question: “Are these weeds I’m seeing in my yard?” Travis B., Williamsburg Answer: The answer is no. Most common turf grasses will attempt to produce seed heads in the spring. Yet as the temperature gets warmer, the seed heads will stop. Do not think that mowing at a lower height will halt seed head production. […]

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Three Signs of an Unhealthy Lawn in Virginia

Many things can go wrong in a lawn. From weeds, to dead spots to simply not getting enough water. Before making any steps towards fixing the lawn, determine what actually the problem is. For example, if an area has too much shade, perhaps forget about getting grass in the area and investing in landscaping and […]

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Clover In Charlottesville – A Common Spring Weed

White clover (Trifolium repens), also known as Dutch clover, is a cool-season perennial often found growing in patches along roadsides and in pastures and lawns. It is a low-growing plant with creeping stems (stolons) that produce roots and shoots at nodes (joints) along the stem, which helps the plant to spread. It has trifoliate leaves […]

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How To Treat Your Yard For Mosquitos

If you’ve often wondered how to treat your lawn for mosquitos, read on! As the weather gets warmer, and we are enjoying more time outside, there is a presence that can easily ruin your mood. Mosquitoes are probably one of the most hated insects today. They can quickly ruin a backyard barbeque or a relaxing day […]

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