Virginia Green Blog

What Are These Small Green Worms In My Trees?

What are these small green worms in my trees? The small green worms you find in your trees are called cankerworms. These little caterpillars overwinter as eggs in the tops of shade trees. They typically hatch at the end of March-early April and begin feeding. They primarily feed on Oaks and Maples, however they can […]

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Three Devastating Impacts of Japanese Beetles On Virginia Lawns

Japanese beetles are easily identified by their bright metallic green body and reddish-bronze wing covers, and can be found throughout most of Virginia. Japanese beetles have vivacious appetites and can wreak havoc on a lawn and ornamental plants if left untreated. To understand how and when Japanese beetles may impact your lawn, consider their life cycle: […]

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Japanese Beetles in Virginia

Japanese beetles were first found in New Jersey in 1916 and have spread from Maine to the Carolina’s. The Japanese beetle has been well established in Virginia since the early 1970’s. The Japanese beetle can be found throughout Virginia and populations are dependent on soil type, soil moisture, and host plants. Adult Japanese beetles are […]

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What Should I Do About The Moss In My Yard?

The only way to combat moss is to change the environment by tree removal and/or pruning to allow more sunlight and airflow. This should be coupled with physical removal of moss prior to aeration and seeding in the fall to establish a better stand of turf in the area. Another option is landscaping mossy areas […]

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Should I Seed My Williamsburg, VA Lawn in the Spring?

Short Answer: No. Here’s why it’s best to wait: Spring is in the air and people have the urge to start seeding. Resist. In Williamsburg, Virginia Green advises customers to seed during the fall. The grass most customers promote is tall fescue. Tall fescue is a cool season grass. Seeding in the fall allows it […]

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Proper Mower Height For Virginia Lawns

The most common grass found in the central Virginia region is tall fescue. Tall fescue benefits from a tall mowing height because the crown of the plant (growing point) is generally 3 inches or more off the ground. Also, the taller heights help prevent weed germination, reduce competition from unwanted grasses and decreases the amount […]

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How To Create Mowing Patterns In Your Lawn

When mowing your lawn it is important to vary the patterns in which you mow. This will reduce compaction of the soil. Less compaction makes for healthier turf with longer roots and can reduce the persistence of weeds in many cases. Additionally, regularly changing the pattern in which you mow the lawn will allow you […]

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Should I Seed My Lawn In March?

Should I seed my lawn in March? No, you should not seed your lawn in March, or any other spring month. It’s best to only seed during the fall months. Tall fescue is a cool season grass. It should be seeded in the fall to allow for it to germinate and begin to grow prior […]

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Moles or Voles?

Moles are burrowing mammals that often inhabit residential lawns. They are very common and are present in most lawns to one degree or another. Their tunneling can tear the roots of turf causing extensive damage. However, this process does aide in the aeration of the soil. These animals are insectivores, with earthworms being their main […]

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MARCH

This month our technicians will treat lawns and landscaping with the second application of the year as weather permits.  Lawn care application #2 is a liquid application of both pre and post-emergent weed control along with fertilizer.  This application will control and remaining winter weeds and continue to build a pre-emergent barrier to keep weeds […]

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